Ponta Delgada


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Ponta Delgada

(pôn`tə dĕlgä`də), city (1991 pop. 21,091), capital of Ponta Delgada dist., in the 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.
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, Portugal. An important port on São Miguel island, it is the largest city and chief commercial center of the Azores. It is also a winter resort. The Univ. of the Azores was founded there in 1976.

Ponta Delgada

a port in the E Azores, on S São Miguel Island: chief commercial centre of the archipelago. Pop.: 65 853 (2001)
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NEED TO KNOW | FAYE BROWN flew with Ryanair, which flies to Ponta Delgada from Manchester and London.
One I cook on a hot stone at the wondrous Sao Pedro Restaurant, Ponta Delgada, and the other at the beautifully designed Terra Nostra Garden Hotel in Furnas.
Rooms at the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel in Furnas start at PS115 a night B&B (www.terranostrahotelazores.com); at Hotel do Colegio in Ponta Delgada they start at PS84 a night B&B (www.hoteldocolegio.arteh-hotels.com).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck in the Atlantic Ocean 38 miles East of Ponta Delgada in Portugal's Azores archipelago on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey, but local authorities reported no immediate damage.
VINCI Concessions has won a 50-year contract from the Portuguese Government to acquire ANA and the management of its ten airports: Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja on the mainland; Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Sainta Maria in the Azores; and Funchal and Porto Santo in Madeira.
The main event was the March and Festival at Portas do Mar, a fairly new area of Azores largest city of Ponta Delgada that is already used to dock some of the world's major cruises that pass by the picturesque island of Sao Miguel.
The ten airports included in the agreement, financial details of which were not disclosed, include Portela Airport, Lisbon; Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, Porto; Faro Airport, Faro; Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira-ANAM; Joao Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada, Azores; Horta Airport, Horta, Azores; Porto Santo Airport, Porto Santo, Madeira-ANAM; Santa Maria Airport, Santa Maria; Santa Cruz Airport, Flores Island, Azores; and Beja Airport, Beja, Portugal (BYJ).
AZORES Holiday Options (08444 770 452) seven nights' B&B at four-star hotel in Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel from pounds 475, Nov 1 and April 25 2009, incl flights ex-Manchester
He recounts here his reminiscence-filled search for old haunts and his satisfaction at being able to participate in Ponta Delgada's commemoration of the humanitarian relief provided by the United States to the victims of the islands' volcanic eruptions in 1957-58.--Pub.
HSDPA technology is currently available to a number of business customers and individuals in Cascais, Funchal, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada and the main urban areas of the Algarve.
So far the Azores have managed to preserve their landscape and coastline while still encouraging some alternative tourism, dedicating funds instead to long-term educational and cultural developments like the new Universidade dos Acores based in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel's capital.
Arquipelago--Historia (Ponta Delgada), 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.