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Angra do Heroísmo

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Dec 16, 2021

Angra do Heroísmo, or simply Angra, is a city and municipality on Terceira Island in Portugal‘s Azores archipelago (Açores). It is one of the three capital cities of the Azores, along with Ponta Delgada and Horta.

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Founded in 1478, Angra was historically the most important city in the Azores, as seat of the Bishop of the Azores, government entities, and having previously served as the capital city of Portugal, during the Liberal Wars. The population in 2011 was 35,402, in an area of 239.00 km2 (92.28 sq mi). It was classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983.

Angra takes up about 60% of the island of Terceira. The rest is Praia da Vitória.

Angra is divided into 19 civil parishes (freguesias):

Urban

  • 38.655277777778-27.2208333333331 .   (completely urban)
  • 38.653055555556-27.2152777777781 Nossa Senhora da Conceição.   (partially urban)
  • 38.6575-27.2305555555561 São Pedro.   (partially urban)
  • 38.6648-27.222611 Santa Luzia.   (partially urban)
  • 38.656111111111-27.2019444444441 São Bento.   (partially urban)

Towns

  • 38.65-27.11 Vila de São Sebastião.  
  • 38.65-27.1166666666671 Porto Judeu.  

Suburbs

  • 38.678888888889-27.2308333333331 Posto Santo.  
  • 38.663888888889-27.1791666666671 Ribeirinha.  
  • 38.656944444444-27.271 São Mateus da Calheta.  
  • 38.666666666667-27.251 Terra Chã.  

Rural

  • 38.788955555556-27.295851 Altares.  
  • 38.684444444444-27.3172222222221 Cinco Ribeiras.  
  • 38.716388888889-27.3608333333331 Doze Ribeiras.  
  • 38.65823-27.148991 Feteira.  
  • 38.788055555556-27.3294444444441 Raminho.  
  • 38.695833333333-27.33751 Santa Bárbara.  
  • 38.674166666667-27.2902777777781 São Bartolomeu de Regatos.  
  • 38.75-27.3666666666671 Serreta.  

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