Ponta Delgada is located on the island of São Miguel with a population of 46 102 inhabitants (2011 census). It is the economic and administrative capital of the Azores and the largest city in this region.
It is the seat of the municipality, subdivided into 24 parishes. The municipality is limited to the east by the municipalities of Ribeira Grande and Lagoa and has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the north, south and west.
With more than five centuries of existence, it is a flat, modern and cosmopolitan city.