before 1660
History of Northern Africa Açores, 1815-1880

Açores 1660-1815

In 1640, Portugal regained independence and its colonial empire. With it came the Açores.
In 1766 the islands' administration - hitherto every island was an individual administrative unit - was centralized, the Açores becoming one unit.

History of the Açores, from Infoplease
History of Ponta Delgada, by Pierre Le Velly de Sousa Lima

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First posted in 2001, last revised on November 6th 2004

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