The One Minute Geographer: The Azores and New England

Map by the author from his book, below. The relative sizes of the islands of the Azores and the distances among them are approximately correct, but latitude is not. The Azores lie east of Washington DC.

While we are talking about Maine and New England I thought this was a good place to show you my map of the Azores overlaid on the region. The largest island, São Miguel (St. Michael’s), is smaller than Rhode Island. As the chart below shows, 80% of the quarter-million Azoreans live on São Miguel or Terceira. The home islands of those who immigrated to the US are largely proportional to the size of…



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