Lajes do Pico

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Coordinates: 38°23′49″N 28°13′56″W / 38.39694°N 28.23222°W / 38.39694; -28.23222
Lajes do Pico
Municipality (Concelho)
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The medieval fort of Santa Catarina, with the hilltop neighborhood of Almagreia; one of the historical buildings in the municipality of Lajes do Pico
Coat of arms
Official name: Concelho das Lajes do Pico
Name origin: lajes, Portuguese for tough rock
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island Pico
Civil Parishes Lajes do Pico, Peidade, Ribeiras, Ribeirinha, São João
Landmark Pico
Center Lajes do Pico
 - elevation 350 m (1,148 ft)
 - coordinates 38°23′49″N 28°13′56″W / 38.39694°N 28.23222°W / 38.39694; -28.23222
Highest point Mount Pico
 - elevation 2,351 m (7,713 ft)
 - coordinates 38°28′6″N 28°23′56″W / 38.46833°N 28.39889°W / 38.46833; -28.39889
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 155.31 km2 (60 sq mi)
 - water .11 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - urban 5.03 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population 4,711 (2011)
Density 30 / km2 (78 / sq mi)
Settlement c. 1406
 - Municipality c. 1501
LAU Câmara Municipal
 - location Rua de São Francisco
 - elevation 72 m (236 ft)
 - coordinates 38°23′59″N 28°15′7″W / 38.39972°N 28.25194°W / 38.39972; -28.25194
President Roberto Manuel Medeiros da Silva (PS)
Municipal Chair Cláudio Lopes (PPD/PSD)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9930-135
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Demonym Lajense
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Municipal Holidays 29 June
Location of the municipality of Lajes in the archipelago of the Azores
Wikimedia Commons: Lajes do Pico (Azores)

Lajes do Pico (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlaʒɨʒ ðu ˈpiku]) is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. The municipality is located is on the southern part of the Pico Island. The population in 2011 was 4,711,[1] in an area of 155.31 km².[2] It is bordered by Madalena to the west and by São Roque do Pico to the north.


The six parishes of Lajes do Pico are:


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Media related to Lajes do Pico at Wikimedia Commons