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)