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Angra do Heroismo

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Angra, or Angra do Heroismo is a municipality in Terceira Island in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. The municipality has a population of 35,581 and an area of 239.0 square kilometers. It is bordered by Praia da Vitoria to the west. The present Mayor is Jose Pedro Parreira Cardoso, elected by the Socialist Party. It was classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1983.
About seventy percent of the parishes have 1,000 people and 88.71 percent of the population live in parishes with population over 1,000. About 11.3 percent of the population live in parishes with less than 1,000 people. The most populated parish is Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and least populated is Serreta. The largest parish geographically is Porto Judeu and the smallest is Santa Luzia.
Angra occupies the south coast of Terceira. It is the headquarters of a military command, and the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop. Its principal buildings are the cathedral, military college, arsenal and observatory. The foreign trade is not large, and consists chiefly in the exportation of pineapples and other fruit. Angra served as a refuge for Queen Maria II of Portugal from 1830 to 1833. It also served as refuge for Almeida Garrett during the Napoleonic Wars.

Angra has a soccer team, named Angrense which is part of the Associacao de Futebol de Angra do Heroismo. It is the only main soccer team in the island. The region's soccer association is located in Angra do Heroismo. Angra is a city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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