Calheta is the seat of a municipality, subdivided into 5 parishes. The county is limited to the northwest by the municipality of Velas, being bathed by the Atlantic Ocean in all other directions. Its population nucleus as it grew was also radiating to nearby localities; was the case of Fajã Grande, Ribeira Seca, Relvinha, Biscoitos and Norte Pequeno. Its growth justified that in the year of 1534 was detached from the county of Velas.
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Andreia Costa, living in São Miguel, has a very clear idea of what to discover on the island, in addition to the stunning landscapes and lagoons. According to her (she is the author of an alternative route to São Miguel), the island contains often unknown places that are of great interest. Climatic conditions should not be an obstacle, but …Continue reading
With a total area of 17.2 km ² and about 430 inhabitants, Corvo is the smallest and least populous island in the Azores archipelago. It would have been discovered at the same tima of Flores island in 1452 by Diogo de Teive, on the return of his second exploration trip to Terra Nova. Its settlement was not easy, and several …Continue reading
In the United States of America, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million Portuguese emigrants of Azorean origin, with the natives of the archipelago being predominantly concentrated in states such as Massachusetts and Rhoad Island, on the east coast, and in California, on the Pacific coast. , more intensely in the 60s of the 20th century, today being residual …Continue reading