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Lajes is a civil parish in the municipality of Praia da Vitória, on the Portuguese island of Terceira in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 3,744, in an area of 12.11 square kilometres (4.68 sq mi). It is the second most populous parish in the municipality of Praia da Vitória. Lajes is best known for being the location of Portuguese Air Force Base No.4, used for military, small inter-island, as well as scheduled and chartered flights from North America and mainland Europe. The U.S. military has a multi-year agreement with the government of Portugal at Lajes Airfield, which is the base for U.S. 65th Air Base Wing (65 ABW).


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Facts and Stats for Lajes*

  • Living in Lajes - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 99.77 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lajes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lajes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.23 USD

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