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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -27.21115 lat : 38.72380
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -27°12'40.1472 lat : 38°43'25.6692
Surface area: 400.6 km2 (1.055 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 116.6 km
Average height: 299 metre
Length island: 29.5 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 16.4 km
Name : Santa Bárbara (1021 metre)
Orientation island: West - East

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 56062
Population density: 139.40 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Angra do Heroismo (Z)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Terceira
Archipelago (island group): Azores
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) São Jorge 37.8 km WestSouthWest
2) Graciosa 56.6 km WestNorthWest
3) Pico 65.7 km WestSouthWest
4) Faial 107.3 km West
5) São Miguel 137.4 km SouthEast
6) Ilhéu de Vila Franca 176.8 km SouthEast
7) Santa Maria 247.5 km SouthEast
8) Flores 332.9 km WestNorthWest
9) Corvo 336.1 km WestNorthWest
10) Madeira 1097.1 km EastSouthEast
11) Ilhas Desertas 1165.4 km EastSouthEast
12) Ilhas Desertas 1167.1 km EastSouthEast
13) Ilhas Desertas 1178.2 km EastSouthEast
14) La Palma 1375.8 km SouthEast
15) El Hierro 1464.3 km SouthEast
16) La Gomera 1469.2 km SouthEast
17) Tenerife 1478.4 km SouthEast
18) Gran Canaria 1568.6 km SouthEast
19) Isla de Salvora 1577.5 km EastNorthEast
20) Isla de Ons 1581.3 km EastNorthEast
21) Islas Cies 1581.5 km EastNorthEast
22) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur 1581.6 km EastNorthEast
23) Isla de Arosa 1589.5 km EastNorthEast
24) Isla de La Toja 1591.2 km EastNorthEast
25) Isla Cortegada 1598.6 km EastNorthEast
Country: Portugal
Location in Country: West-northwest
Name Região Autónoma: Autonomous Region Azores
Name Concelho: municipalites : 1) Praia da Vitória 2) Angra do Heroísmo
Main place: Praia da Vitória
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 1519 km
Nearest Country: Portugal
Type Rock outcrop: vulcanic
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Terceira

Terceira map

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Height map of Terceira

Terceira Digital terrain model - DTM



Relief: Height Classes in percentages


Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Terceira

The weather type in Angra do Heroísmo Municipalitylight intensity shower rainweericoon
Current temperature: 14 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 1.79 meter per second (Wind force - bft 2)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1006 mb
Humidity: 85 %
Daylength at 5 December 2022:9 hour and 36 minutes
Sunrise: 09:51 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 19:27 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Terceira

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 3719 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: No
Bicycle facilities: No

island-Sights, island-Tourism - island-attractions

Wikipedia Terceira ?> Wikipedia: Wikipedia Terceira
Tourist information: Info Terceira
Youtube: Youtube Terceira
UNESCO Terceira ?> UNESCO: Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores


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