Conceição (Ribeira Grande)

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Coordinates: 37°49′7″N 25°31′35″W / 37.81861°N 25.52639°W / 37.81861; -25.52639
Conceição
Civil Parish
Lagoa do Fogo, Miradouro da Serra da Barrosa.JPG
The northern margin of Lagoa do Fogo (foreground), on the southern border of the parish
Official name: Freguesia da Conceição
Name origin: Portuguese for conception
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Localities Caldeiras, Conceição
Center Conceição
 - elevation 28 m (92 ft)
 - coordinates 37°49′7″N 25°31′35″W / 37.81861°N 25.52639°W / 37.81861; -25.52639
Highest point
 - location Barrosa
 - elevation 777 m (2,549 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′10″N 25°29′42″W / 37.76944°N 25.49500°W / 37.76944; -25.49500
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 12.73 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - water 1.59 km2 (1 sq mi)
 - urban .61 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 2,425 (2011)
Density 190 / km2 (492 / sq mi)
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua de São Sebastião
 - elevation 38 m (125 ft)
 - coordinates 37°49′11″N 25°31′22″W / 37.81972°N 25.52278°W / 37.81972; -25.52278
President Junta Mário Miguel Rodrigues Furtado (PS)
President Assembleia Maria Helena Soares de Sousa (PS)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9600-538
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Wikimedia Commons: Conceição (Ribeira Grande)
Website: http://www.jfconceicao.ifreg.pt
Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Conceição is a parish in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 2,425,[1] in an area of 12.73 km².[2] It is situated on the north coast of the island. Together with the parish Matriz, it forms the old core of the town Ribeira Grande.

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