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Islands of Azores (Portugal)

Corvo     [1235]
Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
Country: Portugal - Azores: Atlantic
Lat: 39.71º NLong: 31.10º W
Area: 20.0 sq. km   Altitude: 777 m   Shoreline: 18.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Faial (Fayal)    [901]
   Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
   Country: Portugal - Azores
Lat: 38.58º N   Long : 28.72º W
Area: 182.4 sq. km   Altitude: 1045 m
Shoreline: 61.8 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3388
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 6 km   group: 1100 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1500 km    Isolation Index: 74
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: moist  moderate 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 22%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 2079 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 11.6 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Flores     [900]
Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
Country: Portugal - Azores: Atlantic
Lat: 39.42º NLong: 31.23º W
Area: 153.3 sq. km   Altitude: 915 m   Shoreline: 55.7 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Graciosa     [1236]
Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
Country: Portugal - Azores: Atlantic
Lat: 39.05º NLong: 28.00º W
Area: 69.9 sq. km   Altitude: 402 m   Shoreline: 35.2 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Pico     [904]
   Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
   Country: Portugal - Azores
Lat: 38.46º N   Long : 28.28º W
Area: 461.4 sq. km   Altitude: 2351 m
Shoreline: 112.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2427
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 6 km   group: 1100 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1700 km    Isolation Index: 77
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: moist  moderate 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 22%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 2079 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 23.8 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Santa Maria     [899]
   Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
   Country: Portugal - Azores
Lat: 36.98º N   Long : 25.10º W
Area: 102.6 sq. km   Altitude: 587 m
Shoreline: 47.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4620
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 80 km   group: 900 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1300 km    Isolation Index: 75
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: moist  moderate 
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Accessibility: airport  Annual tourist arrivals: 99000
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 22%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 2079 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
Last updated: 24/10/90

Sao Jorge     [902]
   Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
   Country: Portugal - Azores
Lat: 38.63º N   Long : 28.05º W
Area: 260.6 sq. km   Altitude: 1053 m
Shoreline: 117.9 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4524
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 17 km   group: 1100 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1500 km    Isolation Index: 76
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: moist  moderate 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: dairy products
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 22%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 2079 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 01/02/89

Sao Miguel     [905]
   Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
   Country: Portugal - Azores
Lat: 37.79º N   Long : 25.45º W
Area: 768.7 sq. km   Altitude: 1105 m
Shoreline: 165.3 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2150
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 80 km   group: 1000 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1300 km    Isolation Index: 77
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: moist  moderate 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, capital Ponta Delgada
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: dairy products, tuna fishing,, tea
  Habitat:   Urban Pop: 35000  Urban Indicator: 0
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 22%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 2079 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 41.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Terceira     [903]
   Group: Archipelago: Azores (Acores)
   Country: Portugal - Azores
Lat: 38.72º N   Long : 27.21º W
Area: 415.6 sq. km   Altitude: 1021 m
Shoreline: 88.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2117
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 35 km   group: 1000 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1400 km    Isolation Index: 75
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: moist  moderate 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes (1981)
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: dairy products, tuna fishing,, U.S. Air Force base
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 22%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 2079 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

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