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
Official name: Freguesia de Ribeira Seca
Name origin: Portuguese for dry stream
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
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 m (1,883 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
Area 5.53 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - water .00 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - urban .34 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 1,106 (2011)
Density 200 / km2 (518 / sq mi)
Settlement fl. 1500
 - Parish fl. 1900
 - Civil Parish 13 June 2002
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua da Palmeira
President Junta Dinarte José Resendes Sardinha (PS)
President Assembleia Arsénio Chaves Puim (PS)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9680-021
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint São João Baptiste
Wikimedia Commons: Ribeira Seca (Vila Franca do Campo)
Website: http://www.jfribeiraseca.com/
Geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Ribeira Seca (Portuguese for "dry stream") 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. The population in 2011 was 1,106,[1] in an area of 5.53 km².[2]

History[edit]

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

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