Follow algarvetour on Twitter Subscribe in a reader Europe Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory Powered by Google App Engine PORTUGAL ALGARVE TOURIST TRAVELER GUIDE NewPost BlogConfig AdminLog

The Azores Islands

Buzz This
Algarve Tour Travel Guide, information and photos of National Monuments, Historical Sites, Architecture of Portugal, Museums, Natural Parks and Portuguese Islands

Portugal Touristic Roadmap: Azores Islands Tourist Guide

The Azores Islands

The Azores, officially known as the Azores autonomous Islands. are a transcontinental archipelago and an autonomous territory of the Portuguese Republic, located in the northeast Atlantic, with  political and administrative autonomy embodied in the Political Administrative Region of the Azores.

The Azores are part of the European Union with the status of the outermost region of the territory of the Union

Geographical Location

The Azores are an archipelago which, although situated right on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge due to its proximity to mainland Europe and because its a portugues teritory, its integrated in the European Union.

The archipelago is located in the northeast Atlantic Ocean between 36 º and 43 º north latitude and 25 º and 31 º west longitude. The territories are closer to the Iberian Peninsula, some 2000 km east, Madeira to 1200 km southeast, to New Scotland 2300 km northwest and Bermuda to 3500 km to the southwest. Integrates the biogeographical region of Macaronesia. The geographical coordinates of the main locations of the Azores are the following:

Local Lat. (N) Long. (W)
Vila do Corvo 39º 40.1´ 31º 06.5´
Santa Cruz das Flores 39º 27.2´ 31º 07.2´
Lajes das Flores 39º 22.6´ 31º 09.9´
Santa Cruz da Graciosa 39º 05.0´ 27º 59.9´
Praia da Vitória 38º 43.9´ 27º 03.5´
Velas 38º 40.8´ 28º 12.3´
Angra do Heroísmo 38º 39.0´ 27º 13.4´
Calheta 38º 36.0´ 28º 00.7´
Vila do Topo 38º 32.5´ 27º 45.6´
Horta 38º 32.0´ 28º 37.3´
Cais do Pico 38º 31.7´ 28º 19.2´
Lajes do Pico 38º 23.9´ 28º 15.4´
Ponta Delgada 37º 44.1´ 25º 40.3´
Ilhéus das Formigas 37º 17.0´ 24º 53.0´
Vila do Porto 36º 56.7´ 25º 08.9´

The Azores archipelago is made up of nine main islands divided into three distinct groups:

West Group

The Corvo Island
The Flores Island
Central Group
Faial Island
The Graciosa Island
Peak Island
the St. George Island
Ilha Terceira (The Third Island)
* Eastern Group
the Santa Maria Island
the San Miguel Island

Do you Like our Blog?
Please comment and add the AddThis social networks via the button below
Thank you!v

0 comentários:

Enviar um comentário

Related Posts with Thumbnails

wibiya widget

Magniwork Energy internet scam

Internet fraudsters are raking in thousands of dollars a day with an elaborate scam selling magnetic perpetual motion machines that are claimed to produce infinite free energy.

Since spring this year an operation called Magniwork has been selling a $50 DIY guide to building a perpetual motion device at home. On their web-site the fraudsters claim the materials are available in any local hardware store for less than $100. One estimate puts sales of the guide as high as 5,000 copies a month, making the scam worth up to $3m a year.

The claims for Magniwork are advanced via an extensive Google advertising campaign, and a network of blogs, web-sites and reviews endorsing the product. They are given further credibility by a clip of film from Sky News Australia about plans for a similar product made by a legitimate if optimistic research company called Lutec. Lutec patented its technology in 19 countries in 1999, but the product has still not seen the light of day. Off-Grid has discovered that the clip is over 8 years old.

Perpetual motion machine

Magniwork which describes its product as ‘a magnetic power generator’ claims to have invented a revolutionary off-grid power source that uses magnets to “power itself and create energy by itself, without requiring solar energy, heat, water, coal or any kind of resource.” The web-site promises the device will generate perpetual energy which will “fully power your home for free.”

However even the idea of such a device is dismissed by trained physicists. “The little explanation they give on their website makes no sense to me,” said Gunnar Pruessner, a lecturer in physics at Imperial College London. “For starters it breaks with all we know about quantum physics since Dirac, which says that we cannot tap into zero point fluctuations or virtual particles.”

Priceless IP

He observed that if the claims were true, they would mark the biggest advance in science ever. “It would bring a world-wide socio-economic revolution with incalculable political consequences. So you have to ask why are they scuzzing around selling their priceless IP (intellectual property) for a few dollars?”

Made in Macedonia

The site gives no way of contacting Magniwork -other than to order the guide. But its legal disclaimer reveals that despite the .com web address which suggests a US-based company, Magniwork is in fact located in Macedonia, a tiny republic on the northern border of Greece in Europe. “This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Macedonia applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Macedonia,” it reads. It has similarly proved difficult to identify the individuals behind the scheme. But one researcher claims to have written to the site’s web-master who referred in his reply to a man simply called “Igor”, the manual’s publisher.

Kernel of truth

Angry customers admit that the guide does contain kernels of truth. “Some of the suggestions in the e-book can reduce your home power consumption. For example, checking for air leaks, have better home insulation, servicing your air-conditioning unit or heate etc,”wrote one. But is it essentially amateurish and misleading, they say. “The whole “document” is 57 pages long and looks like something a kid in high school put together. The final “generator” is basically a magnet that is 2″ high sitting on a turntable that is 4″ high! They claim that its output is 24.5 Watts! That is 1/100th of what my house uses when the AC is on. It wouldn’t put out enough power to light up a standard light bulb,“ wrote another angry blogger. Fraudulent

Alternative energy expert Sterling D. Allan founder of The New Energy Congress has examined Magniwork’s claims. “Most of the 50+ page manual contains energy conservation tips that are based on well-established principles,” he said. But he points out that plans for the device are freely available elsewhere, they are based on other people’s work and he claims to have tried to contact people offering testimonials, without success. “The wording on their site still gives the reader the idea that the plans will result in a working free energy device but that is not the case. Such representation is fraud,” he concluded.

Although highly implausible, the idea of somehow harvesting magnetic power has intrigued scientists for over a century. It was first suggested by pioneering physicist Nicola Tesla in the nineteenth century. Australian company Lutec is still trying to perfect such a device. And U.S based based Magnetic Power Inc, headed by Mark Goldes, has claimed to be on the verge of launching a ‘Magnetic Power Module’ for at least six years. There is no suggestion that either Lutec or MPI are part of the scam.