Os Açores, oficialmente designados por Região Autónoma dos Açores, é um arquipélago transcontinental e um território autónomo da República Portuguesa, sito no Atlântico nordeste, dotado de autonomia política e administrativa consubstanciada no Estatuto Político-Administrativo da Região Autónoma dos Açores. Os Açores integram a União Europeia com o estatuto de região ultraperiférica do território da União, conforme estabelecido no artigo 299.º-2 do Tratado da União Europeia.
Azores - Autonomous Region of the Azores The Azores are a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of ► Canada. The westernmost island (Flores) actually lies on the North American plate and is only 1,925 km from St. John's in the Canadian province of Newfoundland.
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