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.
When folks fly in for visits and vacations, mostly likely departing from Boston or nearby Providence RI, they have a fairly short trip: it’s 100 miles closer than flying from Boston to Seattle! Lisbon in Portugal lies another 900 miles to the east of the Azores.
Before I started the One Minute Geographer posts, I had published a series of longer pieces about the Portuguese American community in New England which you can see here: https://jimwfonseca.medium.com/signs-symbols-and-stones-uncovering-the-mysteries-of-an-urban-ethnic-landscape-11-5629872f2f9f
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