Povoação is a Portuguese village on the island of São Miguel, with about 2 100 inhabitants. It is soothes of a municipality with 110,30 km² of area and 6 327 inhabitants (2011), subdivided in 6 parishes. The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Ribeira Grande and Northeast, to the west by Vila Franca do Campo and has coast in the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south.

Leaving the Furnas valley, from the viewpoint of Lomba do Cavaleiro – a new and breathtaking panoramic – we find in front the Vila da Povoação, the settlement of the first inhabitants of the island, surrounded by its seven hills, the arms of a star whose core is the village itself.

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Azores earns Earthcheck Silver Certification

According to Marta Guerreiro, Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism, “we are the first and only archipelago in the world with this certification, we are the only region of Portugal with this certification, we are at the forefront.” The Azores have obtained the exclusive GSTC certification (still only applied in eight countries and 13 regions worldwide) following a two-year …

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A perspective of Santa Maria

It is not possible to talk about Santa Maria Island in recent decades without talking about the airport. Having the 2nd largest runway in the Azores (the first is located at the base of Lajes, Terceira island), Santa Maria played a major role in World War II. However, with the end of the war and the increased autonomy of airplanes, …

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