Santa Bárbara (Ribeira Grande)

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Coordinates: 37°47′58″N 25°32′1″W / 37.79944°N 25.53361°W / 37.79944; -25.53361
Santa Bárbara
Civil Parish (Freguesia)
Coat of arms
Official name: Freguesia de Santa Bárbara
Name origin: Portuguese for Saint Barbara
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Group Central
Island São Miguel
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Localities Chavinha, Courela, Diogo, Santa Bárbara
Center Santa Bárbara
 - elevation 88 m (289 ft)
 - coordinates 37°47′58″N 25°32′1″W / 37.79944°N 25.53361°W / 37.79944; -25.53361
Highest point Ribeira do Verde Tinto
 - location Serra de Água de Pau, Santa Bárbara, Ribeira Grande
 - elevation 674.68 m (2,214 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′5″N 25°30′43″W / 37.76806°N 25.51194°W / 37.76806; -25.51194
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Length 5.71 km (4 mi), Northwest-Southeast
Width 5.46 km (3 mi), Southwest-Northeast
Area 12.83 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - land 12.46 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - urban .37 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 1,271 (2001)
Density 99.06 / km2 (257 / sq mi)
Settlement c. 1522
 - Parish 10 April 1736
 - Civil Parish June 1971
LAU Freguesia/Junta Freguesia
 - location Rua Nossa Senhora das Vitórias, Santa Bárbara, Ribeira Grande
 - elevation 84 m (276 ft)
 - coordinates 37°47′59″N 25°31′58″W / 37.79972°N 25.53278°W / 37.79972; -25.53278
President Junta Miguel Melo Sousa
President Assembleia Nelson da Costa
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC0)
ISO 3166-2 code PT-
Postal Zone 9600-420 Santa Bárbara
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 292 XXX-XXXX
Demonym Micalense
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora das Vitórias
Parish Address Rua Nossa Senhora das Vitórias, 49
9600-420 Santa Bárbara
Wikimedia Commons: Santa Bárbara (Ribeira Grande)
Website: http://fsbarbara.no.sapo.pt
Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Santa Bárbara (Portuguese for Saint Barbara) is a parish in the district of Ribeira Grande in the Azores. The population according to the 2001 census was 1271, its density was 99.8/km² and the area is 12.73 km².

Geography[edit]

Santa Bárbara has a school, a lyceum, and a church.