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Pico(pē`kō) [Port.,=peak], island (1991 pop. 15,129), 167 sq mi (433 sq km), Horta dist., in the N Atlantic, one of the central AzoresAzores
, Port. Açores [Port.,=hawks], islands (1991 pop. 241,592), 905 sq mi (2,344 sq km), and autonomous region of Portugal, in the Atlantic Ocean, c.900 mi (1,448 km) W of mainland Portugal.
..... Click the link for more information. . It takes its name from the volcanic mountain, Pico Alto [high peak], which rises to 7,711 ft (2,350 m).