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Terceira(tĕrsā`rə), island (1991 pop. 59,248), 153 sq mi (396 sq km), 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. , Portugal. The chief town is Angra do Heroísmo, which gives its name to the district. Grains, cattle, and embroidery are exported, and there is a growing tourist trade. There is a NATO air base there.
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an island in the N Atlantic, in the Azores: NATO military air base. Pop.: 55 833 (2001). Area: 397 sq. km (153 sq. miles)
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