Record ID: 58

Site Name

Azores

Type

Islands

Description

Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, 900 miles off the Iberian peninsula (38N/28W). Uninhabited when Portuguese sailors and possibly Gonzalo Cabral happened upon them in 1431; active settlement by Portuguese under Cabral's direction began in 1445.

Islands 900 miles off Iberian peninsula (north and west of Madeira) discovered by Portuguese sailors in 1430s and thereafter claimed, polulated and settled by Portugal
Islands 900 miles off Iberian peninsula (north and west of Madeira) discovered by Portuguese sailors in 1430s and thereafter claimed, polulated and settled by Portugal

Image Id: 1881