Angra do Heroismo

Angra do Heroismo
Port. /ahng"grddeuh doo e'rddoo eezh"moo/
a seaport on and the capital of the island of Terceira in the Azores: former capital of the Azores. 85,650.

* * *

also called  Angra 
 city on the south coast of Terceira, an island of the Portuguese Azores archipelago in the North Atlantic. It lies at the base of Mount Brasil. Angra became a city in 1534. The words do heroísmo commemorate the island's resistance to invading Spaniards in 1580–82. It was the capital of the Azores from 1766 to 1832 and is still the see of the Azorean diocese. Its fortresses include the 17th-century São João Baptista (on Mount Brasil), São Sebastião, and a 17th-century citadel. A major earthquake in 1980 severely damaged many structures on Terceira but left the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military air base at Lajes relatively unscathed. The central zone of Angra do Heroísmo was designated a World Heritage site in 1983. Pop. (2001) 14,316.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Angra do Heroísmo — Wappen Karte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Angra do Heroismo — Angra do Heroísmo Pour les articles homonymes, voir Angra. Angra do Heroísmo, sa baie et le Mont …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Angra do Heroísmo — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Angra do Heroísmo Municipio de Portugal …   Wikipedia Español

  • Angra do Heroísmo — Infobox Municipality pt official name = Angra do Heroísmo image coat of arms = AGH.png Region = A.R. of Azores Subregion = A.R. of Azores District = A.R. of Azores Mayor name = Andreia Martins Cardoso da Costa Mayor party = PS area total = 239.0… …   Wikipedia

  • Angra do Heroísmo — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Angra. Angra do Heroísmo, sa baie et le Monte Brasil Angra do Heroísmo est une …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Angra do Heroismo — Original name in latin Angra do Herosmo Name in other language Angra, Angra do Heroismo, Angra do Herosmo, Ankra nto Eroismo State code PT Continent/City Atlantic/Azores longitude 38.65 latitude 27.21667 altitude 9999 Population 12045 Date 2012… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Angra do Heroísmo — Sp Ángra do Eroismas Ap Angra do Heroísmo L Portugalija (Azorų ss.) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Angra do Heroismo — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Angra do Heroísmo Country and Admin Code PT.23.4301 PT …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Angra do Heroísmo Bay — or Baía de Angra do Heroísmo is the bay of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores, Portugal …   Wikipedia

  • Angra do Heroísmo Football Association — The Angra do Heroísmo Football Association ( Associação de Futebol de Angra do Heroísmo , abrv. AF Angra do Heroísmo ) is the district governing body for the all football competitions in the former Portuguese district of Angra do Heroísmo. This… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”