Asked in Rhode Island, Latitude and Longitude
What island is located at 36 degrees north and 28 degrees west?
That point is in the sea among the Azores, about 130 miles west of the capital at Ponta Delgada. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, Islands, The Azores
Who governs the islands called the Azores?
The Azores represent an autonomous area within the Portuguese Republic. The Azores Autonomous Region [Regiao Autonomia dos Acores] is a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. The Azores are about 930 miles [1,500 kilometers] from Lisbon, Portgual and about 2,400 miles [3,900 kilometers] from the east coast of North America. The Azores were claimed for Portugal and settled by the Portuguese in the early fifteenth century. In 1976, the Azores became one of two autonomous regions of Portugal. The official language of the...