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Ponta Delgada (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõtɐ ˌðɛɫˈɣaðɐ]) is the largest municipality and administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal. It is located on São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous in the archipelago. The population in 2011 was 68,809, in an area of 232.99 km². There are 17,629 residents in the three central civil parishes that comprise the historical city: São Pedro, São Sebastião, and São José. Ponta Delgada became the region's administrative capital under the revised constitution of 1976; the judiciary and Catholic see remained in the historical capital of Angra do Heroísmo while the Legislative Assembly of the Azores was established in Horta.


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  • Walk Rota de gua
    Walk Rota de gua New on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    ONLY ON TUESDAYS - This walk will allow you to explore the south flank of Fogo Volcano. Enjoy amazing views over towns and vi...

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  • Save 7% SideWheel Tours
    SideWheel Tours New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Sidecar motorcycle guided tours for one or two people in Ponta Delgada city and surroundings. The starting point is in Av. In...

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  • Azores Swim with Dolphins and Snorkel Tour
    Azores Swim with Dolphins and Snorkel Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Join a fantastic and unique Wildlife Experience! Swim with wild Dolphins in the open ocean, and snorkel the atlantic underwat...

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  • Save 6% Full-Day Jeep Tour: Sete Cidades and Ferraria
    Full-Day Jeep Tour: Sete Cidades and Ferraria New on TripHobo

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    After exploring several lakes around the area with an all-terrain ride travel, along the craters of Sete Cidades, visit the s...

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Facts and Stats for Ponta Delgada*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ponta Delgada

    Know the pollution level of Ponta Delgada before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Ponta Delgada: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ponta Delgada for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ponta Delgada.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Ponta Delgada - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 76.3 (High)
    • Pollution Index 6.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.91 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.82 (Moderate)
    • 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 Ponta Delgada

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ponta Delgada

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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