There are nine main islands, divided into three groups, and numerous smaller islets: Eastern group islands: São Miguel, Santa Maria, Formigas islets. Central group islands: Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial.
What are the 9 islands of Portugal?
There are nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster, in three main groups. These are Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in the centre; and São Miguel, Santa Maria, and the Formigas Reef to the east.
Which archipelagos belonged or still belong to Portugal?
Madeira Islands, Portuguese Arquipélago da Madeira, archipelago of volcanic origin in the North Atlantic Ocean, belonging to Portugal. It comprises two inhabited islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, and two uninhabited groups, the Desertas and the Selvagens.
Are the Azores safe?
The crime rate is low in the Azores. Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, though uncommon, does occur. Ensure that your belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times. In some areas, streets may be poorly lit and deserted at night.
What is the best month to visit the Azores?
The best time to visit the Azores is June through August. During this time, temperatures are at their highest, cloudy days are fewer and farther between and the likelihood of rain is low.
Are the Azores expensive?
They are expensive to get to, expensive to live on, and generally expensive to visit. Without any direct access to a continent, even the most basic supplies are imported and are priced accordingly. Despite their remote location and a currency of the historically strong Euro, the Azores are gleefully affordable.
What race are Azoreans?
For race, most Azoreans are white. For ethnicity, some Azoreans (but not all) identify as Hispanic. (The US census doesn’t consider Portuguese people as Hispanic, but Department of Transportation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus do…