Angra do Heroísmo

Infobox_Municipality_pt
official_name = Angra do Heroísmo


image_coat_of_arms = AGH.png

Region = A.R. of Azores
Subregion = A.R. of Azores
District = A.R. of Azores
Mayor_name = Andreia Martins Cardoso da Costa
Mayor_party = PS
area_total = 239.0
population_total = 35,103
population_density = 147
Parishes = 19
coor = 38º39'N 27º13'W
params = 38_39_N_27_13_W
occasion = Saint John
day = June 24
website = http://www.cm-ah.pt
footnotes =
Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores


State Party = POR
Type = Cultural
Criteria = iv, vi
ID = 206
Region = Europe and North America
Year = 1983
Session = 7th
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/206

Angra, or Angra do Heroísmo (pron. IPA2|'ɐ̃gɾɐ du eɾu'iʒmu) is a city of some 21,300 people and municipality in Terceira Island in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores.

The municipality has a population of 35,581 and an area of 239.0 km². It is bordered by Praia da Vitória to the east.

The present Mayor is Andreia Martins Cardoso da Costa, elected by the Socialist Party.

It was classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983.

Parishes

The 19 parishes of Angra do Heroísmo are:

* Altares
* Cinco Ribeiras
* Doze Ribeiras
* Feteira
* Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Angra do Heroísmo)
* Porto Judeu
* Posto Santo
* Raminho
* Ribeirinha
* Santa Bárbara
* Santa Luzia (Angra do Heroísmo)
* São Bartolomeu de Regatos
* São Bento
* São Mateus da Calheta
* São Pedro (Angra do Heroísmo)
* (Angra do Heroísmo)
* Serreta
* Terra Chã
* Vila de São Sebastião

About 70% of the parishes have 1,000 people and 88.71% of the population live in parishes with population over 1,000. About 11.3% of the population live in parishes with less than 1,000 people. The most populated parish is Nossa Senhora da Conceição and least populated is Serreta. The largest parish geographically is Porto Judeu and the smallest is Santa Luzia.

General info

Angra occupies the south coast of Terceira. It is the headquarters of a military command, and the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop. Its principal buildings are the cathedral, military college, arsenal and observatory. The harbour, now of little commercial or strategic importance, but formerly a celebrated naval station, is sheltered on the west and south-west by the promontory of Monte Brasil, but it is inferior to the neighbouring ports of Ponta Delgada and Horta. The foreign trade is not large, and consists chiefly in the exportation of beef meat, dairy products and some fish. Angra was claimed to have been founded by Álvaro Martins, who sailed with Didrik Pining on his expedition to the New world and Bartolomeu Dias on his voyage around the Cape of Good Hope. Angra served as a refuge for Queen Maria II of Portugal from 1830 to 1833. It also served as refuge for Almeida Garrett during the Napoleonic Wars.

Notable natural landmarks

*Algar do Carvão.
*Baía de Angra do Heroísmo.
*Baía das Pontas.
*Baía da Salga.
*Baía do Refugo.
*Baía dos Salgueiros (Angra do Heroísmo).
*Furna de Água.
*Galerias da Feteira.
*Gruta do Natal.
*Gruta Brisa Azul.
*Gruta das Mercês.
*Gruta do Zé Grande.
*Gruta das Cinco Ribeiras.
*Gruta das Agulhas.
*Gruta dos Ratões.
*Ilhéus das Cabras.
*Lagoa do Negro.
*Monte Brasil.
*Parque de Campismo das Cinco Ribeiras
*Porto das Cinco Ribeiras.
*Ponta do Queimado
*Prainha (Angra do Heroísmo).
*Serra do Morião ou da Nasce Água.
*Serra da Ribeirinha.
*Serra de Santa Bárbara.
*Zona Balnear do Negrito.
*Zona de Protecção Especial do Ilhéu das Cabras.

Notable buildings

*Centro Histórico de Angra do Heroísmo.
*Cais da Alfândega (Angra do Heroísmo).
*Cais da Silveira.
*Cemitério das Âncoras (Baía de Angra do Heroísmo).
*Convento de São Gonçalo.

*Fortaleza de São João Baptista.
*Forte de São Sebastião.
*Forte do Negrito.
*Forte Grande de São Mateus da Calheta.
*Forte do Terreiro.
*Forte da Maré.
*Forte da Má Ferramenta.
*Forte de São João ou do Biscoitinho.
*Forte das Cinco Ribeiras
*Forte de Santa Catarina das Mós*Forte do Açougue
*Forte de Santo António
*Forte de São Benedito
*Forte de São Francisco
*Castelo dos Moinhos
*Reduto dos Dois Paus
*Reduto dos Três Paus
*Forte de Santo António
*Reducto da Salga
*Forte da Salga
*Forte da Igreja
*Forte de São Fernando
*Forte de São Sebastião
*Forte das Caninas
*Forte das Cavalas
*Forte da Greta
*Forte do Zimbreiro
*Igreja Velha de São Mateus da Calheta.
*Jardim Duque da Terceira.
*Miradouro da Amoreira.
*Miradouro do Pico das Cruzinhas.
*Miradouro da Ponta do Queimado.
*Miradouro do Pico Matias Simão.
*Miradouro da Serreta.
*Miradouro das Veredas.
*Mata da Serreta.
*Palácio Bettencourt.
*Parque Municipal do Relvão (Angra do Heroísmo).
*Parque Arqueológico Subaquático da Baía de Angra do Heroísmo.
*Parque de Campismo das Cinco Ribeiras.
*Porto das Cinco Ribeiras.
*Solar da Madre de Deus.
*Câmara Municipal de Angra do Heroísmo.

Trivia

Angra has a soccer team, named Angrense which is part of the Associação de Futebol de Angra do Heroísmo. Sport Clube Lusitânia is the main soccer team in the island. The region's soccer association is located in Angra do Heroísmo.

References

*1911Is not the only main team of football

External links

* [http://www.cm-ah.pt Municipality official website]

* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitor107/sets/72157594233952944/ Photos from Angra do Heroísmo]
* [http://theazoresislands.blogspot.com/search/label/Angra%20do%20Hero%C3%ADsmo The Azores Islands, Site with abundant information about Angra do Heroísmo]


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