Santa Bárbara (Ponta Delgada)

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Coordinates: 37°52′28″N 25°43′34″W / 37.87444°N 25.72611°W / 37.87444; -25.72611
Santa Bárbara
Civil Parish
Santa Barbara (553739587).jpg
The landscape of Santa Bárabara on the slopes of the Sete Cidades massif
Official name: Freguesia de Santa Bárbara
Name origin: Portuguese for Saint Barbara
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Island São Miguel
Municipality Ponta Delgada
Center Santa Bárbara
 - elevation 247 m (810 ft)
 - coordinates 37°52′28″N 25°43′34″W / 37.87444°N 25.72611°W / 37.87444; -25.72611
Highest point Pico da Cruz
 - location Sete Cidades Massif
 - elevation 845 m (2,772 ft)
 - coordinates 37°50′51″N 25°45′31″W / 37.84750°N 25.75861°W / 37.84750; -25.75861
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 8.72 km2 (3 sq mi)
 - urban .44 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 855 (2011)
Density 98 / km2 (254 / sq mi)
Settlement fl. 1600
 - Parish 1 April 1986
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua do Outeiro
President Junta João Carlos Arruda
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone 9545-321
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Patron Saint Santa Bárbara
The location of the civil parish of Santa Bárbara in the municipality of Ponta Delgada
Wikimedia Commons: Santa Bárbara (Ponta Delgada)
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[1] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Santa Bárbara is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the Portuguese island of São Miguel in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 855,[2] in an area of 8.72 km².[3] Santa Barbara is a relatively young administrative entity, established in 1986, being de-annexed from the neighboring parish of Santo António.

Geography[edit]

Santa Bárbara is sandwiched between Santo António (along the east and south), Remédios in the northwest, Sete Cidades to the southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. It is located in the northwestern part of the island of São Miguel. Apart from its church (to the invocation of Santa Bárbara), along with a few small commercial businesses, there is a restaurant and a local soccer field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ Eurostat