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Pico Island in Azores

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Pico
port. Ilha do pico

Mount Pico
Characteristics
Square447 km²
Highest point2351 m
Population14,148 people (2011)
Population density31.65 people / km²
Location
38 ° 29 ′ s. w. 28 ° 22 ′ W d.HGYOL
ArchipelagoAzores
Water areaAtlantic Ocean
A country
  • Portugal
RegionAsorish
World Heritage Site
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
(Pico island wine landscape)
LinkNo. 1117 on the World Heritage List
Criteriaiii, v
RegionEurope and North America
Turning on2004 (28th session)
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Pico (port. Ilha do Pico) - an island that is part of the central group of the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, belongs to Portugal. This is a large island with an area of ​​447 km², with a population of 14,148 people (2011), the highest point is Mount Pico with a height of 2351 m. The island is 7 km east of Fayal Island and 15 km south of São Jorge Island. The island stretches for 42 km in length, and is 15 km wide.

The administrative structure of the island

Mount Pico - part of the North Atlantic Range, the highest point in Portugal - rises 2351 m above sea level and goes under water at 6098 m. Pico is the mountain with the largest underwater part and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

The last eruption of the volcano was in 1963 - with small underwater shocks off the northwest coast. The most powerful eruptions were in 1562-1564, 1718 and 1720. The lava flow paths are still visible.

Already at a distance of 5 - 8 km from the coast, the ocean has a depth of more than 1000 m.

Administrative structure of the island edit |

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