Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada
Port. /pawonn"teuh del gah"deuh/
a seaport on SW São Miguel island, in the E Azores. 69,930.

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 largest city and capital of the região autónoma (autonomous region) of the Azores archipelago of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean. The city, on the southern coast of São Miguel Island, became São Miguel's second capital (Vila Franca do Campo was the first) in 1540. It was severely damaged in 1839 by a tidal wave and was subsequently rebuilt.

      The Holy Christ of the Miracles Church is a noted place of pilgrimage. A mild climate and lush vegetation have made the city an important year-round tourist resort. Its harbour has a breakwater nearly a mile long and serves as a fueling supply station and offers minor repair facilities to transatlantic ships. Ponta Delgada is the Azores' leading commercial centre, exporting pineapples, oranges, tea, wine, cereals, vegetables, and dairy products. Sugar refining and liquor distilling, as well as tourism, are its primary industries. The University of the Azores was founded in the city in 1976. There is regular interisland airline service and connections with mainland Portugal. Shipping lines handle sea trade with continental Portugal, northern Europe, and the United States. Pop. (2001) 20,113.

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