Nordeste (Azores)

Municipality (Concelho)
One of the rugged river-valleys that cross Nordeste; The Salto da Farinha Belvedere near Pedreira
Coat of arms
Official name: Concelho do Nordeste
Name origin: nordeste, Portuguese for northeast
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Group Oriental
Island São Miguel
Municipality Nordeste
Civil Parishes Achada, Achadinha, Algarvia, Lomba da Fazenda, Nordeste, Salga, Santana, Santo António de Nordestinho, São Pedro de Nordestinho
Center Nordeste
 - elevation 138 m (453 ft)
 - coordinates 37°49′58″N 25°8′47″W / 37.83278°N 25.14639°W / 37.83278; -25.14639
Highest point Pico da Vara
 - location Serra da Tronqueira, Nordeste, Nordeste
 - elevation 1,018.73 m (3,342 ft)
 - coordinates 37°48′32″N 25°12′48″W / 37.80889°N 25.21333°W / 37.80889; -25.21333
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 15.01 km (9 mi), West-East
Width 9.20 km (6 mi), North-South
Population 5,254 (2001)
Settlement c. 1514
LAU Concelho/Câmara Municipal
 - location Praça da República, Nordeste, Nordeste
 - elevation 140 m (459 ft)
 - coordinates 37°49′57″N 25°8′48″W / 37.8325°N 25.14667°W / 37.8325; -25.14667
President José Carlos Barbosa Carreiro (PPD-PSD)
Municipal Chair João de Deus Andrade de Sousa (PPD-PSD)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
ISO 3166-2 code PT-
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX XXX
Demonym Micalense; Nordestense
Patron Saint São Jorge
Municipal Address Praça da República
Municipal Holidays Monday closet July 18
Location of the municipality of Nordeste in the archipelago of the Azores
Wikimedia Commons: Nordeste (Azores)
Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Nordeste (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌnɔɾˈðɛʃt(ɨ)]; Portuguese for northeast, hence that part of the island) is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. It has a population of 5,254.


Nordeste is located east of Ponta Delgada and Vila Franca do Campo, east of Ribeira Grande and northeast of Furnas, linked with the rest of the island by the Estrada Regional E.R.1-1ª. The municipality is the least populated on the island of São Miguel, and most of its interior is covered forests, mountainous peaks and river-valleys, punctuated by fertile pastureland. The highest elevations in this region include: Pico Redondo (980 metres), Pico Verde (927 metres), Pico Bartolomeu (887 metres) and Pico da Vara (1103 metres), with the last being the highest point on the island of São Miguel.

Administratively, there are nine civil parishes in the municipality:

Nordeste has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, a small port and a square or a plaza (praça).


The main source of industry in this region is agriculture and fishing, although commercial services are localized within many of the local parishes.

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