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Brief information of the islands of the Azores Archipelago

The island of Sao Miguel has an area of 744.6 km ². It is the largest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 32% of the area. It measures 23 km from north-south and 63 km east-west maximum. The highest point is Pico da Vara, with 1103 m altitude. The population is around 135 000 inhabitants. Ponta Delgada on the south coast and Ribeira Grande on the north coast are the main towns on the island of Sao Miguel.

Pico has an area of 444.8 km ². It is the second largest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 19% of the area. It measures 20 km from north-south and 45 km east-west maximum. The island's highest point is Pico mountain with 2351m altitude (the highest point of Portugal and the third highest in the Atlantic). The population is around 14 900 inhabitants. Lajes do Pico, Madalena and São Roque do Pico are the main towns of the island of Pico.

The island of Flores has an area of 141 km ². It is the fourth smallest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 6% of the area. It measures 17 km from north-south and 12 km east-west maximum. The island's highest point is Morro Alto with 914 m altitude. The population is around 4150 inhabitants. Lajes das Flores and Santa Cruz das Flores are the main towns of the island of Flores.

The island of Terceira has an area of 400.3 km ². It is the third largest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 17% of the area. It measures 18 km from north-south and 29 km east-west maximum. The highest point is 1021 m above sea level, located in the Sierra of Santa Barbara. The population is about 56 000 inhabitants. Angra de Heroísmo and Praia da Victoria are the main towns on the island of Terceira.

The island of Sao Jorge has an area of 243.6 km ². It is the fourth largest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 11% of the area. It measures 25 km from north-south and 49 km east-west maximum. The highest point is Pico da Esperança with 1053 meters altitude. The population is around 9500 inhabitants. Calheta and Velas are the main towns of the island of S. Jorge.

The island of Santa Maria has an area of 96.9 km ². It is the third smallest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 4% of the area. It measures 10 km from north-south and 10 km east-west maximum. The island's highest point is Pico Alto with 587 meters altitude. The population is around 5600 inhabitants. Vila do Porto is the main town of the island of Santa Maria.

The island of Graciosa has an area of 60.7 km ². It is the second smallest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 3% of the area. It has a shape roughly oval, measuring 10 km north-south and 11 km east-west maximum. It is the least mountainous of the Azores, reaching a maximum altitude of 402m on the east edge of the Caldera. The population is around 5000 inhabitants. Santa Cruz da Graciosa is the main town of the island of Graciosa.

The island of Faial is an area of 173 km ². It is the fifth largest island in the Azores Archipelago, occupying 7% of the area. The island has the approximate shape of an irregular pentagon, with 21 km long east-west and a maximum width of 14 km north-south (separated from Pico Island by a narrow strait with a 8.3 km or 4.5 nautical miles wide, known as the Faial channel). The resident population is around 15,700 inhabitants. The highest point of the island is south of the Caldera at Cabeça Gordo with 1043 meters altitude. Horta is the main town of the island of Faial.

Corvo Island has an approximate area of 17.1 km ². It is the smallest island of the Azores Archipelago, occupying 1% of the area. It measures 6 km north-south and 4 km east-west maximum. The island's highest point is Morro dos Homens on the edge of the south of the Caldeirão, with 718 meters of altitude. The population is around 450 inhabitants. Vila Nova do Corvo is the main town of the island of Corvo.

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