Piedade

Civil Parish

Facing into the eastern coast, the lighthouse of Manhenha is the last building in Ponta da Ilha, in the parish of Piedade

Official name: Freguesia de Piedade

Name origin: Portuguese for piety

Country
 Portugal

Autonomous Region
 Azores

Island
Pico

Municipality
Lajes do Pico

Localities
Altamora, Areal, Biscoito Queimado, Cabecinhos, Cais do Galego, Calhau, Cruz da Redondo, Curral da Pedra, Engrade, Faias, Fetais, Manhenha, Piedade, Ponta da Ilha

Center
Altamora

 - elevation
178 m (584 ft)

 - coordinates
38°25′17″N 28°3′37″W / 38.42139°N 28.06028°W / 38.42139; -28.06028Coordinates: 38°25′17″N 28°3′37″W / 38.42139°N 28.06028°W / 38.42139; -28.06028

Highest point
Cabeço do Carneiro

 - location
Topo

 - elevation
364 m (1,194 ft)

 - coordinates
38°25′39″N 28°4′23″W / 38.42750°N 28.07306°W / 38.42750; -28.07306

Lowest point
Sea level

 - location
Atlantic Ocean

 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)

Area
12.81 km2 (5 sq mi)

 - urban
1.08 km2 (0 sq mi)

Population
844 (2011)

Density
66/km2 (171/sq mi)

LAU
Junta Freguesia

 - location
Caminho do Império, Calhau

President Junta
Hermenegildo Vargas da Silva (PPD/PSD)

Timezone
Azores (UTC-1)

 - summer (DST)
Azores (UTC0)

Postal Zone
9930-206

Area Code & Prefix
(+351) 292 XXX-XXXX

Demonym
Piedadense

Patron Saint
Blessed Virgin Mary

Wikimedia Commons: Piedade (Lajes do Pico)

Piedade is a civil parish in the municipality of Lajes do Pico on the island of Pico, the Portuguese Azores. The population in 2011 was 844,[1] in an area of 12.81 km².[2]

Contents

1 History
2 Geography
3 Architecture

3.1 Civic
3.2 Religious

4 References

History[edit]
The parish was founded after 1506, from the historical registers of the time.
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake affected the community, resulting the destruction of many homes and the parochial church of the time. Before their destruction by phylloxera plague, the vineyards in this location were great producers of the popular Verdelho wines, becoming one of the more important agricultural centres on the island.
The Direcção de Serviços de Conservação da Natureza do Pico (Service Directorate of the Natural Conservancy of Pi
물방