Ribeirinha (Lajes do Pico)

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Coordinates: 38°26′18″N 28°5′17″W / 38.43833°N 28.08806°W / 38.43833; -28.08806
Ribeirinha
Civil Parish
Coat of arms
Official name: Freguesia de Ribeirinha
Name origin: Portuguese for small stream
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island Pico
Municipality Lajes do Pico
Localities Baixa, Biscoito, Ribeirinha, Terra Alta
Center Ribeirinha
 - elevation 207 m (679 ft)
 - coordinates 38°26′18″N 28°5′17″W / 38.43833°N 28.08806°W / 38.43833; -28.08806
Highest point Cabecinho
 - location Atalhada
 - elevation 517 m (1,696 ft)
 - coordinates 38°25′57″N 28°6′23″W / 38.43250°N 28.10639°W / 38.43250; -28.10639
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 8.49 km2 (3 sq mi)
 - urban .58 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 374 (2011)
Density 44 / km2 (114 / sq mi)
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Largo do Império
President Junta Antonino Lourenço Azevedo (PS)
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9930-336
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Demonym Ribeirinhense
Patron Saint Santo Antão
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Ribeirinha is a civil parish in the municipality of Lajes do Pico in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of the Azores. It is the only parish in the municipality to be totally on the northern coast of the island. The population in 2011 was 374,[1] in an area of 8.49 km².[2] It is the smallest parish in the municipality by area.

History[edit]

It was established in 1980, when it was carved from the neighboring civil parish of Piedade, with which it shares its border on the eastern coast.

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