tĕrsā´re) , island (1991 pop.
59,248), 153 sq mi (396 sq km), in the N Atlantic. Terceira lies in the
center of the Azores and is beside Sao Miguel the second hauptinsel. It
has a surface of 382 qkm. Capital Angra DO Heroismo is created in 16th
Century, probably the most beautiful city of the Azores.
- The municipality Agualva has its name the clarity of the many rivers
in the north of Terceira
- Majority of the population today still lives on the agriculture and
- The name Terceira Island owes to the fact that it was discovered as
the third island of the archipelago.
- In addition, it is the third biggest one of the Azores and has been
independent since th 16th century