São Sebastião (Ponta Delgada)

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Coordinates: 37°44′54″N 25°40′15″W / 37.74833°N 25.67083°W / 37.74833; -25.67083
São Sebastião
Civil Parish
Ponta Delgada.jpg
The urbanized coastal limit of Ponta Delgada at São Sebastião, including the commercial mall and business quarter, as seen from the Portas do Mar
Official name: Freguesia de São Sebastião
Name origin: Portuguese for Saint Sebastian
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Municipality Ponta Delgada
Center Palácio de Santana
 - elevation 65 m (213 ft)
 - coordinates 37°44′54″N 25°40′15″W / 37.74833°N 25.67083°W / 37.74833; -25.67083
Highest point Milhafres
 - elevation 254 m (833 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′9″N 25°40′26″W / 37.76917°N 25.67389°W / 37.76917; -25.67389
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 3.34 km2 (1 sq mi)
 - urban 1.09 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 3,953 (2011)
Density 1,184 / km2 (3,067 / sq mi)
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua Dr. Bruno Tavares Carreiro
President Junta Fátima Fernanda da Silva Pimentel
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9500-055
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint São Sebastião
Wikimedia Commons: São Sebastião (Ponta Delgada)
Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

São Sebastião (Portuguese for Saint Sebastian) is a parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 3,953,[1] in an area of 3.34 km².[2] The parish is part of the downtown area of Ponta Delgada. Until June 30, 2003, the parish was known as Matriz (Ponta Delgada).

Architecture[edit]

Civic[edit]

  • City Gates (Portuguese: Portas da Cidade)
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) Building
  • Comando da Defesa Marítima of Ponta Delgada Building
  • Correios, Telégrafos e Telefones (CTT) Building
  • Estate of Solar do Condes de Albuquerque
  • Estate of Solar José do Canto (also known as Solar Scholtze or Solar Bérquos)
  • Estate of Solar São Joaquim
  • House on Rua do Melo No.62 (Portuguese: Casa Carlos Bicudo)
  • House on Rua Dr. Guilherme Poças, No.14
  • House on Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt, No.24-28
  • House on Rua Margarida Chaves, No.28
  • House in Largo Marquês de Pombal
  • Hospital of Ponta Delgada
  • Jardim de Francisco Bettencour
  • Palace of Santana, also known as the Palace of Jácome Correia - the official residence of the President of the Regional Government of the Azores

Religious[edit]

  • Chapel of Sant' Ana
  • Church of the Jesuit College, located in the Largo do Marques de Pombal, half a kilometre north of the historic centre, the Church was part of a group of buildings constructed by the Campanhia do Jesus (the Jesuits) to provide ecclesiastical education to the residents of Ponta Delgada. The church, officially the Church of Todos-os-Santos (All Saints) was constructed through the initiatives of João Lopes, who convinced the Jesuit priests and Diocese of Angra to establish their school. The church is characterized by a grande façade of imposing doors, circular windows and verandas, topped by an incomplete double clock-tower. It is one of the peripheral buildings of the Carlos Machado Museum (sacred arts wing), the home of the Library and Archive of Ponta Delgada, and its convent annexes occupied by offices of the regional government.
  • Church of São Sebastião
  • Church of Santa Bárbara
  • Convent of Santo André* Chapel of São Bráz

Economy[edit]

SATA headquarters

SATA International/SATA Air Açores has its head office in the parish.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ "Customer Care." SATA. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "Av. Infante D. Henrique, 55 - 1º andar 9504-528 Ponta Delgada Azores - Portugal"
  4. ^ "Press Kit 2010." SATA. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "The SATA Group comprises air transport companies whose decision centre is located in the city of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, in the archipelago of Azores."