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São Miguel Island

Index São Miguel Island

São Miguel Island (named for the Archangel Michael or, literally, Portuguese for Saint Michael), is also referred to locally as "The Green Island", is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. [1]

172 relations: Achada, Achadinha, African Plate, Ajuda da Bretanha, Algarve, Algarvia, Alkali basalt, Alto Alentejo Province, António, Prior of Crato, Antero de Quental, Archipelago, Arrifes, Association football, Azores, Azores bullfinch, Água de Alto, Água de Pau, Água de Pau Massif, Água Retorta, Basalt, Battle of Ponta Delgada, Brazil, Cabouco, Caldera, Calhetas, Candelária (Ponta Delgada), Capelas, Carnation Revolution, Conceição (Ribeira Grande), Congro Volcanic Fissural System, Covoada, Cristiano Ronaldo, Critically endangered, Cryptomeria, Diário de Notícias, Diurnal temperature variation, Dolphin, Dome, Duke of Terceira, Endemism, Estremadura Province (historical), Eurasian Plate, Faial da Terra, Fajã de Baixo, Fajã de Cima, Fault (geology), Fenais da Ajuda, Fenais da Luz, Feteiras, Flanders, ..., French people, Furnas, Gaspar Frutuoso, Geomorphology, Ginetes, Gonçalo Velho Cabral, Graben, Great Britain, Gulf Stream, Holocene, Hot spring, Humpback whale, Hymn of the Azores, Island, Jews, Köppen climate classification, Lagoa, Azores, Laurel forest, Lava dome, Liberal Wars, Lisbon, Livramento (Ponta Delgada), Lomba da Fazenda, Lomba da Maia, Lomba de São Pedro, Maar, Madeira, Maia (Ribeira Grande), Maria Evelina de Sousa, Maria II of Portugal, Matriz (Ribeira Grande), Mediterranean climate, Michael (archangel), Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Military Order of Saint James of the Sword, Monogenetic volcanic field, Moors, Mosteiros (Ponta Delgada), Natália Correia, Nordeste, Azores, North American Plate, Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Povoação), Oeiras, Portugal, Orcein, Order of Liberty, Order of Prince Henry, Oxford University Press, Pauleta, Pico da Pedra, Pico da Vara, Picos Volcanic Fissural System, Pilar da Bretanha, Pineapple, Plate tectonics, Pliocene, Ponta Delgada, Ponta Garça, Porto Formoso, Portolan chart, Portugal, Portugal national football team, Portuguese language, Portuguese people, Portuguese Restoration War, Portuguese succession crisis of 1580, Povoação (parish), Povoação, Azores, Presidents of the Regional Government of the Azores, Pretender, Priesthood in the Catholic Church, Prince Henry the Navigator, Pumice, Pyroclastic surge, Quaternary, Rabo de Peixe, Relva, Remédios, Ribeira Chã, Ribeira das Tainhas, Ribeira Grande, Azores, Ribeira Quente, Ribeira Seca (Ribeira Grande), Ribeira Seca (Vila Franca do Campo), Ribeirinha (Ribeira Grande), Roberto Ivens, Salga, Santa Bárbara (Ponta Delgada), Santa Bárbara (Ribeira Grande), Santa Clara (Ponta Delgada), Santa Cruz (Lagoa), Santana (Nordeste), Santo António (Ponta Delgada), Santo António de Nordestinho, São Brás (Ribeira Grande), São José (Ponta Delgada), São Miguel (Vila Franca do Campo), São Pedro (Ponta Delgada), São Pedro (Vila Franca do Campo), São Pedro de Nordestinho, São Roque, Ponta Delgada, São Sebastião (Ponta Delgada), São Vicente Ferreira, Sea turtle, Sete Cidades (Ponta Delgada), Sete Cidades Massif, Special Protection Area, Subtropics, Sugar, Tea, Teófilo Braga, Tephra, Terceira Rift, Tobacco, Trachybasalt, Trachyte, Vila Franca do Campo, Volcanic cone, Volcanic crater, Volcanism, Whale watching, 1522 Vila Franca earthquake. Expand index (122 more) »

Achada

Achada is a freguesia ("civil parish") in the municipality Nordeste on the island of São Miguel in the Azores.

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Achadinha

Achadinha (from Achada + diminutive -inha, meaning Little Achada) is a civil parish in the municipality of Nordeste in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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African Plate

The African Plate is a major tectonic plate straddling the equator as well as the prime meridian.

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Ajuda da Bretanha

Ajuda da Bretanha is a northern civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Algarve

The Algarve (from الغرب "the west") is the southernmost region of continental Portugal.

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Algarvia

Algarvia is a civil parish in the municipality of Nordeste, on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores.

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Alkali basalt

Alkali basalt or alkali olivine basalt is a fine-grained, dark-coloured, volcanic rock characterized by phenocrysts of olivine, titanium-rich augite, plagioclase feldspar and iron oxides.

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Alto Alentejo Province

Alto Alentejo was a Portuguese province.

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António, Prior of Crato

António, Prior of Crato (153126 August 1595; sometimes called The Determined, The Fighter or The Independentist), was a grandson of King Manuel I of Portugal and claimant of the Portuguese throne during the 1580 dynastic crisis.

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Antero de Quental

Antero Tarquínio de Quental (old spelling Anthero) (18 April 184211 September 1891), was a Portuguese poet, philosopher and writer, whose works became a milestone in the Portuguese language, alongside those of Camões, Bocage and Pessoa.

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Archipelago

An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.

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Arrifes

Arrifes is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Azores.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Azores

The Azores (or; Açores), officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.

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Azores bullfinch

The Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina), also known as the São Miguel bullfinch, or locally in Portuguese as the Priolo, is an endangered passerine bird in the true finch family.

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Água de Alto

Água de Alto is a civil parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Água de Pau

Água de Pau is a civil parish in the municipality of Lagoa in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Água de Pau Massif

Água de Pau Massif is a stratovolcanic complex, located in central part of the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Água Retorta

Água Retorta is a civil parish in the municipality of Povoação, on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Basalt

Basalt is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon.

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Battle of Ponta Delgada

The naval Battle of Ponta Delgada, Battle of São Miguel or specifically the Battle of Vila Franca do Campo took place on 26 July 1582, off the coast of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, during the War of the Portuguese Succession.

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Brazil

Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Cabouco

Cabouco is a civil parish in the municipality of Lagoa on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores.

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Caldera

A caldera is a large cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma chamber/reservoir.

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Calhetas

Calhetas is a freguesia ("civil parish") in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores.

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Candelária (Ponta Delgada)

Candelária is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Capelas

Capelas (Portuguese for chapels) is a civil parish along the northern coast of the municipality of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores.

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Carnation Revolution

The Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos), also referred to as the 25th of April (vinte e cinco de Abril), was initially a military coup in Lisbon, Portugal, on 25 April 1974 which overthrew the authoritarian regime of the Estado Novo.

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Conceição (Ribeira Grande)

Conceição is a freguesia ("civil parish") in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores.

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Congro Volcanic Fissural System

The Congro Volcanic Fissural System (Sistema Vulcânico Fissural do Congro) is a system of scoria cones that build up the central region of the island of São Miguel (between the Água de Pau and Furnas volcanoes).

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Covoada

Covoada is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel in the Azores.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

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Critically endangered

A critically endangered (CR) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria (literally "hidden parts") is a monotypic genus of conifer in the cypress family Cupressaceae, formerly belonging to the family Taxodiaceae.

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Diário de Notícias

Diário de Notícias is a Portuguese daily tabloid newspaper published in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Diurnal temperature variation

In meteorology, diurnal temperature variation is the variation between a high temperature and a low temperature that occurs during the same day.

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Dolphin

Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals.

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Dome

Interior view upward to the Byzantine domes and semi-domes of Hagia Sophia. See Commons file for annotations. A dome (from Latin: domus) is an architectural element that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere.

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Duke of Terceira

The title duke of Terceira, de juro e herdade (meaning "forever granted") was created by decree of King Pedro IV of Portugal, on 8 November 1832.

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Endemism

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Estremadura Province (historical)

Estremadura Province is one of the six historical provinces of Portugal.

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Eurasian Plate

The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate which includes most of the continent of Eurasia (a landmass consisting of the traditional continents of Europe and Asia), with the notable exceptions of the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Chersky Range in East Siberia.

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Faial da Terra

Faial da Terra is a civil parish in the municipality of Povoação on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Fajã de Baixo

Fajã de Baixo is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Fajã de Cima

Fajã de Cima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Fault (geology)

In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.

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Fenais da Ajuda

Fenais da Ajuda is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Fenais da Luz

Fenais da Luz is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Feteiras

Feteiras is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Flanders

Flanders (Vlaanderen, Flandre, Flandern) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, although there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history.

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French people

The French (Français) are a Latin European ethnic group and nation who are identified with the country of France.

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Furnas

Furnas is a civil parish in the municipality of Povoação on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores.

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Gaspar Frutuoso

Gaspar Frutuoso (c.1522 in Ponta Delgada – 1591 in Ribeira Grande) was a Portuguese priest, historian and humanist from the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Geomorphology

Geomorphology (from Ancient Greek: γῆ, gê, "earth"; μορφή, morphḗ, "form"; and λόγος, lógos, "study") is the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features created by physical, chemical or biological processes operating at or near the Earth's surface.

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Ginetes

Ginetes is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese of the Azores.

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Gonçalo Velho Cabral

Gonçalo Velho Cabral (1400 – c. 1460) was a Portuguese monk and Commander in the Order of Christ, explorer (credited with the discovery of the Formigas, the re-discovery of the islands of Santa Maria and São Miguel in the Azores) and hereditary landowner responsible for administering Crown lands on the same islands, during the Portuguese Age of Discovery.

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Graben

In geology, a graben is a depressed block of the Earth's crust bordered by parallel faults.

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.

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Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

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Holocene

The Holocene is the current geological epoch.

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Hot spring

A hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth's crust.

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Humpback whale

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale.

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Hymn of the Azores

The Hymn of the Azores (Hino dos Açores) is an unofficial regional anthem used during some ceremonies in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores.

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Island

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Jews

Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Lagoa, Azores

Lagoa (Portuguese for lagoon) is a municipality in the southwestern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores.

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Laurel forest

Laurel forest, also called laurisilva or laurissilva, is a type of subtropical forest found in areas with high humidity and relatively stable, mild temperatures.

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Lava dome

In volcanology, a lava dome or volcanic dome is a roughly circular mound-shaped protrusion resulting from the slow extrusion of viscous lava from a volcano.

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Liberal Wars

The Liberal Wars, also known as the Portuguese Civil War, the War of the Two Brothers or Miguelite War, was a war between progressive constitutionalists and authoritarian absolutists in Portugal over royal succession that lasted from 1828 to 1834.

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Lisbon

Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700, Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.

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Livramento (Ponta Delgada)

Livramento is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Lomba da Fazenda

Lomba da Fazenda is a parish in the municipality of Nordeste in the Azores.

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Lomba da Maia

Lomba da Maia is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese Azores.

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Lomba de São Pedro

Lomba de São Pedro is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese in the archipelago of the Azores.

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Maar

A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption (an explosion which occurs when groundwater comes into contact with hot lava or magma).

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Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal.

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Maia (Ribeira Grande)

Maia is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Maria Evelina de Sousa

Maria Evelina de Sousa (1 January 1879 – 12 February 1946) was a Micaelense educator and journalist who flourished during the early 20th century in Portugal.

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Maria II of Portugal

Dona Maria II (4 April 1819 – 15 November 1853) "the Educator" ("a Educadora") or "the Good Mother" ("a Boa Mãe"), was Queen regnant of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves from 1826 to 1828, and again from 1834 to 1853.

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Matriz (Ribeira Grande)

Matriz is a parish in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores.

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Mediterranean climate

A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.

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Michael (archangel)

Michael (translit; translit; Michahel;ⲙⲓⲭⲁⲏⲗ, translit) is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is a mid-ocean ridge, a divergent tectonic plate or constructive plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the longest mountain range in the world.

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Military Order of Saint James of the Sword

The Military Order of Saint James of the Sword (Ordem Militar de Sant'Iago da Espada) is a Portuguese order of chivalry.

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Monogenetic volcanic field

A monogenetic volcanic field is a type of volcanic field consisting of a group of small monogenetic volcanoes, each of which erupts only once, as opposed to polygenetic volcanoes, which erupt repeatedly over a period of time.

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Moors

The term "Moors" refers primarily to the Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Malta during the Middle Ages.

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Mosteiros (Ponta Delgada)

Mosteiros is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the Portuguese island of São Miguel in the Azores.

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Natália Correia

Natália de Oliveira Correia, GOSE, GOL (13 September 1923 in Fajã de Baixo (Ponta Delgada), São Miguel, Azores – 16 March 1993 in Lisbon) was an intellectual, poet and social activist, as well as author of the official lyrics of the "Hino dos Açores", the regional anthem of Autonomous Region of the Azores.

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Nordeste, Azores

Nordeste (Portuguese for northeast, hence that part of the island) is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores.

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North American Plate

The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Greenland, Cuba, the Bahamas, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.

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Nossa Senhora do Rosário

Nossa Senhora do Rosário is a civil parish and most populated area in the municipality of Lagoa, on the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Povoação)

Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Portuguese for Our Lady of Remedies) is a parish in the municipality of Povoação in the Azores.

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Oeiras, Portugal

Oeiras is a municipality in western part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, subregion of Greater Lisbon, in continental Portugal.

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Orcein

Orcein, also archil, orchil, lacmus and C.I. Natural Red 28, are names for dyes extracted from several species of lichen, commonly known as "orchella weeds", found in various parts of the world.

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Order of Liberty

The Order of Liberty, or the Order of Freedom (Ordem da Liberdade), is a Portuguese honorific civil order that distinguishes relevant services to the cause of democracy and freedom, in the defense of the values of civilization and human dignity.

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Order of Prince Henry

The Order of Prince Henry the Navigator (Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique) is a Portuguese National Order of Knighthood created on 2 June 1960, to commemorate the quincentenary of the death of the Infante Henry the Navigator (known in Portuguese as Henrique), third son of King John I of Portugal and his queen, Philippa of Lancaster.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Pauleta

Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes, ComM, OIH (born 28 April 1973), known as Pauleta, is a retired professional Portuguese footballer who played as a striker.

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Pico da Pedra

Pico da Pedra (rock) is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Pico da Vara

Pico da Vara is the highest mountain on the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, and principal special protection of the Nature Reserve of Pico da Vara.

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Picos Volcanic Fissural System

The Picos Volcanic Fissural System (Sistema Vulcânico Fissural dos Picos) is a system of scoria cones that build up the central region of the island of São Miguel (between Sete Cidades and Água de Pau volcanoes).

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Pilar da Bretanha

Pilar da Bretanha is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Pineapple

The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae.

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Plate tectonics

Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the τεκτονικός "pertaining to building") is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth's lithosphere, since tectonic processes began on Earth between 3 and 3.5 billion years ago.

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Pliocene

The Pliocene (also Pleiocene) Epoch is the epoch in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.333 million to 2.58 million years BP.

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Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is the largest municipality (concelho) and administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal.

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Ponta Garça

Ponta Garça is a civil parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Porto Formoso

Porto Formoso is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Portolan chart

Portolan or portulan charts are navigational maps based on compass directions and estimated distances observed by the pilots at sea.

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Portugal

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.

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Portugal national football team

The Portugal national football team (Seleção Portuguesa de Futebol) represents Portugal in international men's association football competition since 1921.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.

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Portuguese people

Portuguese people are an ethnic group indigenous to Portugal that share a common Portuguese culture and speak Portuguese.

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Portuguese Restoration War

The Portuguese Restoration War (Guerra da Restauração; Guerra de Restauración portuguesa) was the name given by nineteenth-century Romantic historians to the war between Portugal and Spain that began with the Portuguese revolution of 1640 and ended with the Treaty of Lisbon in 1668.

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Portuguese succession crisis of 1580

The Portuguese succession crisis of 1580 (Crise de sucessão de 1580) came about as a result of the death of young King Sebastian I of Portugal in the Battle of Alcácer Quibir in 1578.

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Povoação (parish)

Povoação is a civil parish in the municipality (concelho) of Povoação, on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Povoação, Azores

Povoação is a municipality located in the southeastern corner of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Presidents of the Regional Government of the Azores

Presidents of the Government of the Azores are heads of government for the autonomous local authority of the Azores, since the Carnation Revolution that installed the democratic Third Portuguese Republic.

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Pretender

A pretender is one who is able to maintain a claim that they are entitled to a position of honour or rank, which may be occupied by an incumbent (usually more recognised), or whose powers may currently be exercised by another person or authority.

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Priesthood in the Catholic Church

The ministerial orders of the Catholic Church (for similar but different rules among Eastern Catholics see Eastern Catholic Church) are those of bishop, presbyter (more commonly called priest in English), and deacon.

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Prince Henry the Navigator

Infante D. Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu (4 March 1394 – 13 November 1460), better known as Prince Henry the Navigator (Infante Dom Henrique, o Navegador), was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion.

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Pumice

Pumice, called pumicite in its powdered or dust form, is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular rough textured volcanic glass, which may or may not contain crystals.

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Pyroclastic surge

A pyroclastic surge is a fluidized mass of turbulent gas and rock fragments that is ejected during some volcanic eruptions.

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Quaternary

Quaternary is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).

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Rabo de Peixe

Rabo de Peixe (Portuguese for "tail of the fish") is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Relva

Relva is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Remédios

Remédios is a civil parish situated in along the northern coast of the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ribeira Chã

Ribeira Chã is a civil parish in the municipality of Lagoa in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ribeira das Tainhas

Ribeira das Tainhas is a civil parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ribeira Grande, Azores

Ribeira Grande is a municipality in the northern part of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores.

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Ribeira Quente

Ribeira Quente is a civil parish in the municipality of Povoação in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ribeira Seca (Ribeira Grande)

Ribeira Seca (Portuguese for dry river) is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ribeira Seca (Vila Franca do Campo)

Ribeira Seca (Portuguese for "dry stream") is a civil parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ribeirinha (Ribeira Grande)

Ribeirinha is a parish in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores.

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Roberto Ivens

Roberto Ivens (June 12, 1850 in Ponta Delgada – January 28, 1898 in Dafundo, Oeiras) was a Portuguese explorer of Africa, geographer, colonial administrator, and an officer of the Portuguese Navy.

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Salga

Salga is a civil parish in the municipality of Nordeste in Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Santa Bárbara (Ponta Delgada)

Santa Bárbara is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the Portuguese island of São Miguel in the Azores.

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Santa Bárbara (Ribeira Grande)

Santa Bárbara (Portuguese for Saint Barbara) is a parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Azores.

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Santa Clara (Ponta Delgada)

Santa Clara (Saint Clare) is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Santa Cruz (Lagoa)

Santa Cruz (Portuguese for Holy Cross) is a parish in the municipality of Lagoa in the Azores.

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Santana (Nordeste)

Santana is a parish in the municipality of Nordeste in the Azores.

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Santo António (Ponta Delgada)

Santo António (Portuguese for "Saint Anthony") is a parish in the district of Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

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Santo António de Nordestinho

Santo António de Nordestinho is a parish in the municipality of Nordeste, Azores in the Portuguese Azores.

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São Brás (Ribeira Grande)

São Brás (Portuguese for Saint Blaise) is a parish in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores.

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São José (Ponta Delgada)

São José is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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São Miguel (Vila Franca do Campo)

São Miguel (Portuguese for Saint Michael) is a parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo in the Azores.

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São Pedro (Ponta Delgada)

São Pedro (Portuguese for Saint Peter) is the easternmost civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the archipelago of the Azores.

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São Pedro (Vila Franca do Campo)

São Pedro (Portuguese for Saint Peter) is a parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo in the Azores.

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São Pedro de Nordestinho

São Pedro de Nordestinho is a parish in the municipality of Nordeste in the Azores.

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São Roque, Ponta Delgada

São Roque is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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São Sebastião (Ponta Delgada)

São Sebastião (Portuguese for Saint Sebastian) is a parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

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São Vicente Ferreira

São Vicente Ferreira is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of Azores.

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Sea turtle

Sea turtles (superfamily Chelonioidea), sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines.

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Sete Cidades (Ponta Delgada)

Sete Cidades is a civil parish in the center of the municipality of Ponta Delgada, that is likewise located in the center of a massive volcanic crater three miles across, also referred to as Sete Cidades.

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Sete Cidades Massif

Sete Cidades Massif is a stratovolcanic complex, referring to a polygenetic volcano and caldera, located in western part of the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Special Protection Area

A Special Protection Area (SPA) is a designation under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.

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Subtropics

The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropics at latitude 23.5° (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and temperate zones (normally referring to latitudes 35–66.5°) north and south of the Equator.

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Sugar

Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food.

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Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to Asia.

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Teófilo Braga

Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga (24 February 1843 – 28 January 1924) was a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the overthrow of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected President of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.

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Tephra

Tephra is fragmental material produced by a volcanic eruption regardless of composition, fragment size, or emplacement mechanism.

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Terceira Rift

The Terceira Rift is a geological rift located amidst the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Tobacco

Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them.

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Trachybasalt

Trachybasalt is a volcanic rock with a composition between trachyte and basalt.

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Trachyte

Trachyte is an igneous volcanic rock with an aphanitic to porphyritic texture.

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Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo is a town and municipality in the southern part of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of the Azores.

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Volcanic cone

Volcanic cones are among the simplest volcanic landforms.

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Volcanic crater

A volcanic crater is a roughly circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity.

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Volcanism

Volcanism is the phenomenon of eruption of molten rock (magma) onto the surface of the Earth or a solid-surface planet or moon, where lava, pyroclastics and volcanic gases erupt through a break in the surface called a vent.

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Whale watching

Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat.

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1522 Vila Franca earthquake

The 1522 Vila Franca earthquake, alternately the 1522 Vila Franca landslide (Subversão de Vila Franca or Terramoto de Vila Franca) refers to the great earthquake and landslides that occurred between 21–22 October 1522, in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo (then provincial capital), on the island of São Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

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Ilha de São Miguel, Micaelense, Sao Miguel Island, Sao Miguel, Azores.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/São_Miguel_Island

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