Corvo

The Corvo island, with 6.5 km long and 4 km wide, it is the smallest of the Azores archipelago. Form together with Flores island, the Western Group.
It had its origin in an old volcano, whose imposing and ample crater, lodges the Lagoon of the Cauldron. The coast of the island is high and steep, except for the southern part, where in a lava fajã was established the unique village of the island, the Village of Corvo.
Discovered by Diogo de Teive in 1452, it was called “Island of Santa Iria”, “Island of Marco”, “Island of St. Thomas”, “Island of Flowers”, its present name, “Island of Crow”, will have had origin in the name “Insula Corvi Marini” Island of the Marine Corves.

Source: Town Hall of Vila Nova do Corvo

 

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