São Jorge Island

São Jorge Island

Portuguese  Ilha De São Jorge 

      volcanic island of the central Azores, east-central North Atlantic. Lying 35 miles (56 km) south of the island of Graciosa, the island measures 36 by 4 miles (58 by 6 km) and has an area of about 95 square miles (246 square km). Its central peak, Esperança Peak, rises to 3,455 feet (1,053 m).

      São Jorge's widely admired cured cheese is exported to Europe. The island also produces wine. Pop. (2005 est.) 9,523.

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