Ribeira Seca (Ribeira Grande)

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Coordinates: 37°48′57″N 25°32′16″W / 37.81583°N 25.53778°W / 37.81583; -25.53778
Ribeira Seca
Civil Parish
Ribeira Grande - Beach.jpg
Santa Bárbara beach on the northern coast of Ribeira Seca, the most popular destination for surfers on the island.
Coat of arms
Official name: Freguesia de Ribeira Seca
Name origin: Portuguese for dry ravine
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Localities Bandejo, Morro de Cima, Ribeira Seca
Center Rotunda
 - elevation 20 m (66 ft)
 - coordinates 37°48′57″N 25°32′16″W / 37.81583°N 25.53778°W / 37.81583; -25.53778
Highest point Pico do Barrosa
 - elevation 901 m (2,956 ft)
 - coordinates 37°45′54″N 25°29′46″W / 37.76500°N 25.49611°W / 37.76500; -25.49611
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 12.59 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - urban .75 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 2,950 (2011)
Density 234 / km2 (606 / sq mi)
Settlement c. 1515
 - Parish 12 December 1575
 - Civil Parish 25 October 1576
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua do Mourato, 1
President Junta Carlos Manuel Paiva Anselmo
President Assembleia João Brum
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9600-224
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint São Pedro
Wikimedia Commons: Ribeira Seca (Ribeira Grande)
Website: http://www.jfribeiraseca.net
Geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Ribeira Seca (Portuguese for dry river) is a parish in the municipality of Ribeira Grande in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 2,950,[1] in an area of 12.59 km².[2] It is located near the north coast of the island.

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