Lomba de São Pedro
|Lomba de São Pedro|
|Official name: Freguesia de Lomba de São Pedro|
|Localities||Lomba de Baixo, Lomba de Cima|
|Center||Lomba de São Pedro|
|- elevation||196 m (643 ft)|
|- location||Espigão das Oveiras|
|- elevation||853 m (2,799 ft)|
|Lowest point||Sea Level|
|- location||Atlantic Ocean|
|Area||8.25 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|- urban||.17 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|Density||34 / km2 (88 / sq mi)|
|- location||Estrada Regional|
|- elevation||140 m (459 ft)|
|President Junta||Márcio Manuel da Ponte Amaral|
|President Assembleia||Fábio Rogério Canejo|
|- summer (DST)||Azores (UTC0)|
|Area Code & Prefix||(+351) 292 XX XX XX|
|Patron Saint||São Pedro|
|Wikimedia Commons: Lomba de São Pedro (Ribeira Grande)|
|Geographic detail from CAOP (2010) produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)|
Lomba de São Pedro is a civil parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Portuguese in the archipelago of the Azores. The population in 2011 was 284, in an area of 8.25 km². Lomba de São Pedro is the least-populated parish in Ribeira Grande.
The parish of Lomba de São Pedro is the most distant parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande. Its foundation and settlement has been lost historically, to the point that the Azorean chronicler Gaspar Frutuoso does not refer to it in his detailed descriptions of the area.
The parochial church, dedicated to Saint Peter, was constructed in the 19th century by Dr. José Maria. The interior of the temple includes an image of the patron saint, donated by António José de Lima, and an altar decorated in gilded woodwork and surmounted with royal coat-of-arms.
The parish is located along the Regional E.R.1-1ª roadway linking the municipalities of Ribeira Grande and Nordeste: Lomba de São Pedro is situated between Salga and Fenais da Ajuda. This parish is a long strip that extends from the Atlantic into the interior. The region's toponymy derives literally refers to its geographic position, situated on the lomba (hullock or plateau) dividing two ravines, and associated with the religious veneration of Saint Peter in that area.
- Church of São Pedro (Portuguese: Igreja de Lomba de São Pedro/Igreja de São Pedro), based on a hermitage from the 16th century, this temple was constructed in the mid-19th century;
- IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, retrieved 1 July 2011
- Instituto Nacional de Estatística
- Junta de Freguesia, ed. (2013), Históra (in Portuguese), Ribeira Grande (Azores), Portugal: Junta de Freguesia da Lomba de São Pedro, retrieved 2 April 2014
- Faria, João; Noé, Paula (2014), SIPA, ed., Igreja de Lomba de São Pedro/Igreja de São Pedro (IPA.00032575/PT072105130024) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico, retrieved 4 April 2012