Remédios

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Coordinates: 37°53′9″N 25°44′10″W / 37.88583°N 25.73611°W / 37.88583; -25.73611
Remédios
Civil Parish
Official name: Freguesia de Remédios
Name origin: Portuguese for remedies
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Municipality Ponta Delgada
Center Remédios
 - elevation 174 m (571 ft)
 - coordinates 37°53′9″N 25°44′10″W / 37.88583°N 25.73611°W / 37.88583; -25.73611
Highest point Pico da Cruz
 - elevation 796 m (2,612 ft)
 - coordinates 37°50′59″N 25°45′37″W / 37.84972°N 25.76028°W / 37.84972; -25.76028
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 5.59 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - water .00 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - urban .33 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 931 (2011)
Density 167 / km2 (433 / sq mi)
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua Chã dos Remédios
President Junta André Filipe Machado Correia
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9545 - 301
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
The location of the civil parish of Remédios in the municipality of Ponta Delgada
Wikimedia Commons: Remedios (Ponta Delgada)
Statistics: Instituto Nacional de Estatística[1]
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[2] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Remédios is a civil parish situated in along the northern coast of the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The population in 2011 was 931,[3] in an area of 5.59 square kilometres (2.16 sq mi).[4]

History[edit]

The front facade of the Chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

The parochial church was built in 1958 by order of D. Manuel Afonso de Carvalho, bishop of Angra.[5]

The parish was elevated to the status of civil parish two years later, in 1960, when it was de-annexed from the territory of Bretanha.[5]

Geography[edit]

It is located in the northwestern part of the island of São Miguel, and includes the flanks of the Sete Cidades Massif, covered in laurisilva and endemic plant species to the coastal cliffs.[5]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ INE, ed. (2010), Censos 2011 - Resultadas Preliminares [2011 Census - Preliminary Results] (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, retrieved 1 January 2012 
  2. ^ IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ Eurostat
  5. ^ a b c DRAC (2010), p.34
Sources
  • DRAC, ed. (2010). Festas das ilhas de São Miguel e Santa Maria 2010 [Festivals of the islands of São Miguel and Santa Maria 2010] (in Portuguese). Ponta Delgada, Azores: Direcção Regional das Comunidades. p. 16.