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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -28.02814 lat : 38.63714
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -28°1'4.1286 lat : 38°38'13.7004
Surface area: 243.8 km2 (0.642 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 133.4 km
Average height: 428 metre
Length island: 54.1 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 6.1 km
Name : Pico de Esperança (1052 metre)
Orientation island: West-northwest - East-southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 8998
Population density: 36.60 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Calheta (Z), Topo (O)

Naming - Location

Local native name: São Jorge
Archipelago (island group): Azores
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Pico 17.7 km SouthSouthWest
2) Faial 30.2 km SouthWest
3) Graciosa 36.2 km NorthNorthEast
4) Terceira 37.8 km EastNorthEast
5) São Miguel 182.9 km EastSouthEast
6) Ilhéu de Vila Franca 222.8 km EastSouthEast
7) Flores 254.8 km WestNorthWest
8) Corvo 260.5 km WestNorthWest
9) Santa Maria 284.4 km SouthEast
10) Madeira 1141.5 km EastSouthEast
11) Ilhas Desertas 1210.5 km EastSouthEast
12) Ilhas Desertas 1212.1 km EastSouthEast
13) Ilhas Desertas 1223 km EastSouthEast
14) La Palma 1407 km SouthEast
15) El Hierro 1492.4 km SouthEast
16) La Gomera 1500.6 km SouthEast
17) Tenerife 1511.2 km SouthEast
18) Gran Canaria 1604 km SouthEast
19) Isla de Salvora 1642.6 km EastNorthEast
20) Isla de Ons 1646.4 km EastNorthEast
21) Islas Cies 1646.7 km EastNorthEast
22) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur 1646.7 km EastNorthEast
23) Isla de Arosa 1654.6 km EastNorthEast
24) Isla de La Toja 1656.3 km EastNorthEast
25) Alegranza 1656.7 km EastSouthEast
Country: Portugal
Location in Country: West-northwest
Name Região Autónoma: Autonomous Region Azores
Name Concelho: municipalites : 1) Velas 2) Calheta
Main place: Velas
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Beira (NorthWest)
Biscoitos (Central)
Calheta (Central)
Caminho de Cima (NorthWest)
Caminhos Novos (SouthSouthEast)
Cruzal (SouthSouthEast)
Faja de santo amaro (NorthWest)
Figueiras (NorthWest)
Ganca (SouthSouthEast)
Manadas (Central)
Norte Grande (Central)
Norte Pequeno (Central)
Ponta (NorthWest)
Queimada (NorthWest)
Ribeira do Nabo (NorthWest)
Rosais (NorthWest)
Rua de Baixo (South)
Santo Amaro (NorthWest)
Santo antao acores (SouthEast)
Santo antonio acores ilha ilha de sao jorge (NorthNorthWest)
Silveira (SouthSouthEast)
Terreiros (WestNorthWest)
Topo (SouthEast)
Urzelina (S Mateus) (NorthWest)
Velas (NorthWest)

Location Main place: West-southwest
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 1581 km
Nearest Country: Portugal
Type Rock outcrop: vulcanic
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: very narrow elongated island


Topographic islandmap São Jorge

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Height map of São Jorge

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Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at São Jorge

The weather type in Velas Municipalitylight rainweericoon
Current temperature: 18 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 10.84 meter per second (Wind force - bft 6)
Winddirection: East
Atmospheric pressure: 1023 mb
Humidity: 79 %
Daylength at 25 September 2022:12 hour and 3 minutes
Sunrise: 09:42 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 21:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: São Jorge

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: No
International airport present : No
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 3795 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: No
Bicycle facilities: No

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