Vila Franca do Campo

official_name = Vila Franca do Campo

image_coat_of_arms = VFC.png

Region = A.R. of Azores
Subregion = A.R. of Azores
District = A.R. of Azores
Mayor_name = Rui António Melo
Mayor_party = PSD
area_total = 78.0
population_total = 11,039
population_density = 142
Parishes = 6
coor =
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occasion = Saint John
day = June 24
website =
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Vila Franca do Campo (pron. IPA2|'vilɐ 'fɾɐ̃kɐ du 'kɐ̃pu; lit. Free Town of the Countryside) is a town and a municipality on the southern part of São Miguel Island in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. It has a population of 11,039 inhabitants and a total area of 78.0 km². The town itself has 5,300 inhabitants.

Vila Franca do Campo is located east of Ponta Delgada and is linked with a mountainous road connecting Ponta Delgada and Lagoa, Furnas, Povoação and the eastern part of the island to the east and to the north especially north. Most of the mountains are covered with forests and are grassy in both lower and higher elevations. The rest of the land are made up of agricultural lands and some forests.


The 6 parishes of Vila Franca do Campo include:

* Água de Alto
* Ponta Garça
* Ribeira das Tainhas
* Ribeira Seca
* São Miguel
* São Pedro

External links

* [ Natural Landscapes from Vila Franca do Campo]
* [ Photos of Vila Franca do Campo by Gaspar Ávila]
* [ Municipality official website]
* [ Photos from Vila Franca do Campo]
* [ The Azores Islands, Site with abundant information about Vila Franca do Campo]

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