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Azores

Açores
Munt Pico an the green laundscape, emblematic o the airchipelago o the Azores
Munt Pico an the green laundscape, emblematic o the airchipelago o the Azores
Banner o Azores
Banner
Coat o airms o Azores
Coat o airms
Etymology: açor, Portuguese for the northren goshawk (Accipiter gentilis, pt:Açor), a species o raptor
Motto(s): 
Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos
(Scots: "Raither dee free nor subjectit in peace")
Location o the Azores relative tae Portugal (green) an the rest o the European Union (daurk blue)
Location o the Azores relative tae Portugal (green) an the rest o the European Union (daurk blue)
Coordinates: 38°36′N 28°00′W / 38.6°N 28°W / 38.6; -28Coordinates: 38°36′N 28°00′W / 38.6°N 28°W / 38.6; -28
Kintra Portugal
Autonomous Region Azores
RegionAtlantic Ocean
SubregionMid-Atlantic Ridge
PoseetionAzores Plateau
Settlement15 August 1432
Admeenistrative autonomyc. 1895
Poleetical autonomy4 September 1976
CaipitalsPonta Delgada, Horta, Angra do Heroísmo
MunicipalitiesCalheta, Lagoa, Lajes das Flores, Lajes do Pico, Madalena, Nordeste, Povoação, Praia da Vitória, Ribeira Grande, Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Santa Cruz das Flores, São Roque, Velas, Vila do Corvo, Vila do Porto, Vila Franca do Campo
Govrenment
 • Preses (Govrenment)Vasco Cordeiro
Area
 • Total2,333 km2 (901 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Tot245,746
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−1 (AZOT)
 • Summer (DST)AZOST (UTC)
Postal code
9XXX-XXX
Aurie code(s)(+351) 29X XX XX XX[1]
HDI (2017)0.795[2]
high · 7th
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on thericht
DemonymAzorean
Haliday51st day (Monanday) follaein Easter (Dia da Região Autónoma dos Açores)
AnthemA Portuguesa (national)
Hino dos Açores (regional)
CurrencyEuro (€)[3]
Wabsteidwww.azores.gov.pt
Geografic detail frae CAOP (2010)[4] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

The Airchipelago o the Azores (UK /əˈzɔːrz/ ə-ZORZ, US /ˈzɔːrz/ AY-zorz; Portuguese: Açores, IPA: [ɐˈsoɾɨʃ]) is composed o nine volcanic islands situatit in the middle o the North Atlantic Ocean, an is locatit aboot 1,500 km (930 mi) wast frae Lisbon an aboot 3,900 km (2,400 mi) east frae the east coast o North Americae. The islands, an their economic exclusion zone, form the Autonomous Region o the Azores, ane o the twa autonomous regions o Portugal. Its main industries are: agricultur, dairy fermin (for cheese an butter products primarily), minor livestock ranchin, fishin an tourism, whilk is becomin the major service activity in the region; eikit tae whilk, the govrenment o the Azores employs a lairge percentage o the population directly or indirectly in mony aspects o the service an tertiary sectors.

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  1. "What is Azores dialing code?". happyzebra.com. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org (in Inglis). Retrieved 2018-09-13. 
  3. Till 2002, the Portuguese escudo wis uised in financial transactions, an till 1910 the Portuguese real wis the siller used by the monarchy o Portugal.
  4. IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, archived frae the oreeginal on 21 May 2011, retrieved 1 January 2012