Ribeira Seca (Vila Franca do Campo)

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Coordinates: 37°43′17″N 25°25′24″W / 37.72139°N 25.42333°W / 37.72139; -25.42333
Ribeira Seca
Civil Parish (Freguesia)
Official name: Freguesia de Ribeira Seca
Name origin: ribeira seca Portuguese compound word for dry ravine
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Group Central
Island São Miguel
Municipality Vila Franca do Campo
Center Ribeira Seca
 - elevation 51 m (167 ft)
 - coordinates 37°43′17″N 25°25′24″W / 37.72139°N 25.42333°W / 37.72139; -25.42333
Highest point Areeiro
 - elevation 574.22 m (1,884 ft)
 - coordinates 37°45′29″N 25°25′40″W / 37.75806°N 25.42778°W / 37.75806; -25.42778
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Length 1.41 km (1 mi), West-East
Width 5.07 km (3 mi), North-South
Area 5.53 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - land 5.19 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - water .00 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - urban .34 km2 (0 sq mi)
Settlement fl. 1500
 - Parish fl. 1900
 - Civil Parish 13 June 2002
LAU Freguesia/Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua da Palmeira, Ribeira Seca, Vila Franca do Campo
President Junta Dinarte José Resendes Sardinha (PS)
President Assembleia Arsénio Chaves Puim (PS)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
ISO 3166-2 code PT-
Postal Zone 9680-021 Ribeira Seca
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Demonym Micalense
Patron Saint São João Baptiste
Parish Address Rua da Palmeira, 68
9680-021 Ribeira Seca
Wikimedia Commons: Ribeira Seca (Vila Franca do Campo)
Website: http://www.jfribeiraseca.com/
Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Ribeira Seca (Portuguese for dry river) is a civil parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

History[edit]

In June 2002, the civil parish was divided from the neighbouring parish of São Miguel to form its own autonomous local authority.

Geography[edit]

Ribeira Seca has a small school, a church and a square (praça).