The One Minute Geographer: The Azores: Closer Than You Think

Base map from Great Circle Maps at gcmaps.com. Distances and names added by the author. Distances on the map are shown to the main city of the Azores, Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island.

In southern New England is the largest community of Portuguese immigrants and Portuguese American citizens in the United States. Most recent immigrants in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut came not from continental Portugal, but from the Azores Islands that are part of Portugal.