"NORDESTE MUNICIPALITY" Nordeste by Avieira67

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Nordeste, a municipality on the northeastern part of the Island, is located east of Ponta Delgada and Vila Franca do Campo, Est of Ribeira Grande and Northest of Furnas and is linked with a road connecting Ponta Delgada and Lagoa and west to Ribeira Grande. It has a population of 4,937 (data from 2011).

The main source of industry are agriculture and fishing while some businesses are in the downtown area.

The municipality includes 9 parishes: Achada, Achadinha, Algarvia, Lomba da Fazenda, Nordeste, Salga, Santana, Santo António de Nordestinho and São Pedro de Nordestinho.

Most of the mountains are covered with forests and valleys which features creeks and streams and are grassy in both lower and higher elevations. The rest of the land are made up of agricultural lands and some forests. The mountaintop is to the southwest and the coastline is to the northwest, the northeast and the southeast.

The highest elevations of Nordeste are: Pico Redondo (980 m), Pico Verde (927 m), Pico Bartolomeu (887 m) and Pico da Vara (1103 m), the last being the highest point of São Miguel Island.

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