Ponta delgada

ponta delgada

What does Ponta Delgada mean?

Ponta Delgada ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõtɐ ðɛlˈɣaðɐ] (listen); lit. Thin Cape) is the largest municipality ( concelho) and economic capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal. It is located on São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous in the archipelago.

How far is Ponta Delgada from the cruise port?

The port of Ponta Delgada (in the Azores, Portugal) is the gateway to a good number of stunning sites located between 3 and 28 miles (4,8 and 45 km) from the cruise piers and terminal. Cruisers who like a stroll close to the port will discover a few charming sites near the piers.

How much does it cost to stay in Ponta Delgada?

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Is Ponta Delgada volcanic?

Geomorphologically, Ponta Delgada covers a volcanic area composed of two structures: the Picos Region and Sete Cidades Massif. The Picos Region extends from the shadow of the ancient volcano of the Água de Pau Massif (known locally for the lake that rests within its volcanic crater: Lagoa do Fogo) until the area around the Sete Cidades caldera.

What is the capital of Ponta Delgada?

Ponta Delgada. Ponta Delgada ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõtɐ ˌðɛɫˈɣaðɐ]) is the largest municipality ( concelho) and administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal. It is located on São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous in the archipelago. The population in 2011 was 68,809,...

What was the significance of the Battle of Ponta Delgada?

The naval Battle of Ponta Delgada (also known as the Battle of São Miguel) took place on 26 July, 1582, off the coast, as part of the 1580 Portuguese succession crisis.

What is the physical geography of Ponta Delgada?

Physical geography. The municipality of Ponta Delgada is one of the larger administrative divisions in the archipelago, extending from the center of the island to the western coast. Ponta Delgada is bordered on the northeast by the municipality of Ribeira Grande, and southeast by relatively new municipality of Lagoa.

What is the main port of entry in Ponta Delgada?

Served by an international airport in the parish of Relva ( Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II International Airport ), the municipality is the principal port of entry for goods entering and people arriving in the Azores. SATA International and SATA Air Açores have their head offices in Ponta Delgada.

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