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Angra do Heroísmo

Angra do Heroísmo (ängˈgrə dŏ ərŏēzhˈmŏ) [key], town (1991 pop. 11,672), capital of Angra do Heroísmo dist., Portugal, in the Azores, on Terceira island. It is a port and was until 1832 capital of the Azores. There is an old castle in the town.

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