History of Northern Africa

Açores since 1974

In 1974 a group of progressive, leftist-leaning officers staged a coup, ending Portugal's old dictatorship. The country's colonies were released into independence. The Açores were granted far-reaching autonomy.
Portugal's entry into the EEC boosted the islands' economy. The islands population amounted to 236,500 in 1992.

History of the Acores, from Infoplease
DOCUMENTS Flag of the Acores, from FOTW

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First posted on May 22nd 2001, last revised on November 6th 2004

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