Nordeste (Azores)

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Coordinates: 37°49′58″N 25°8′47″W / 37.83278°N 25.14639°W / 37.83278; -25.14639
Nordeste
Municipality (Concelho)
Miradouro do Salto da Farinha, Nordeste, ilha de São Miguel, Açores.JPG
One of the rugged river-valleys that cross Nordeste; The Salto da Farinha Belvedere near Pedreira
Flag
Coat of arms
Official name: Concelho do Nordeste
Name origin: Portuguese for northeast
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Civil Parishes Achada, Achadinha, Algarvia, Lomba da Fazenda, Nordeste, Salga, Santana, Santo António de Nordestinho, São Pedro de Nordestinho
Center Nordeste
 - elevation 138 m (453 ft)
 - coordinates 37°49′58″N 25°8′47″W / 37.83278°N 25.14639°W / 37.83278; -25.14639
Highest point Pico da Vara
 - elevation 1,103 m (3,619 ft)
 - coordinates 37°48′32″N 25°12′48″W / 37.80889°N 25.21333°W / 37.80889; -25.21333
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 101.47 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population 4,937 (2011)
Density 49 / km2 (127 / sq mi)
Settlement c. 1514
LAU Câmara Municipal
 - location Praça da República
 - elevation 140 m (459 ft)
 - coordinates 37°49′57″N 25°8′48″W / 37.83250°N 25.14667°W / 37.83250; -25.14667
President José Carlos Barbosa Carreiro (PPD-PSD)
Municipal Chair João de Deus Andrade de Sousa (PPD-PSD)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX XXX
Demonym Nordestense
Patron Saint São Jorge
Municipal Holidays Monday closest to July 18
Location of the municipality of Nordeste in the archipelago of the Azores
Wikimedia Commons: Nordeste (Azores)
Website: http://www.cm-nordeste.pt

Nordeste (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌnɔɾˈðɛʃt(ɨ)]; Portuguese for northeast, hence that part of the island) is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 4,937,[1] in an area of 101.47 km².[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality Nordeste covers the northeastern part of the island São Miguel. It is the least populated on the island of São Miguel, and most of its interior is covered forests, mountainous peaks and river-valleys, punctuated by fertile pastureland. The highest elevations in this region include: Pico Redondo (980 metres), Pico Verde (927 metres), Pico Bartolomeu (887 metres) and Pico da Vara (1103 metres), the latter being the highest point on the island of São Miguel.

Administratively, there are nine civil parishes in the municipality:

The parish Nordeste has a population of 1,341 (2011) and an area of 23.13nbsp;km².

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Nordeste:

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