São Miguel (Vila Franca do Campo)

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Coordinates: 37°43′3″N 25°26′3″W / 37.71750°N 25.43417°W / 37.71750; -25.43417
São Miguel
Civil Parish
Porto e Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, ilha de São Miguel, Arquipélago dos Açores.JPG
The central marina and port, as well as the concentrated urban zone of São Miguel that makeup the core of the town of Vila Franca do Campo
Coat of arms
Official name: Freguesia de São Miguel
Name origin: Portuguese for Saint Michael
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Municipality Vila Franca do Campo
Center São Miguel
 - elevation 30 m (98 ft)
 - coordinates 37°43′3″N 25°26′3″W / 37.71750°N 25.43417°W / 37.71750; -25.43417
Highest point Monte Escuro
 - elevation 889 m (2,917 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′52″N 25°26′3″W / 37.78111°N 25.43417°W / 37.78111; -25.43417
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 12.60 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - water 1.5 km2 (1 sq mi)
 - urban .5 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 2,659 (2011)
Density 211 / km2 (546 / sq mi)
Settlement fl. 1500
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua Prior Jorge Furtado da Ponte
 - elevation 19 m (62 ft)
 - coordinates 37°42′52″N 25°26′10″W / 37.71444°N 25.43611°W / 37.71444; -25.43611
President Junta António José dos Santos da Ponte
President Assembleia Alexandre Custódio Batista da Câmara de Amaral
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9680-174
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint São Miguel Arcanjo
Wikimedia Commons: São Miguel (Vila Franca do Campo)
Website: http://www.jfsaomiguel.com
Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

São Miguel (Portuguese for Saint Michael) is a parish in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 2,659,[1] in an area of 12.60 km².[2]

History[edit]

On July 2002, the settlement of Ribeira Seca split from São Miguel and became an independent parish.

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