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Vila do Porto
Freguesia de Vila do Porto
Municipality
Fort of São Brás, on the tip of Vila do Porto
Flag
Coat of arms
Named after: Port, Portuguese for "Village of the Port"
Country  Portugal
State  Azores
Island Group Eastern
Island Santa Maria Island
Civil Parishes Almagreira, Santa Bárbara, Santo Espírito, São Pedro, Vila do Porto
Center Santa Maria
 - coordinates 36°56′55″N 25°08′50″W / 36.94861°N 25.14722°W / 36.94861; -25.14722
Highest point Pico Alto
 - elevation 590 m (1,936 ft)
 - coordinates 36°58′59″N 25°05′26″W / 36.98306°N 25.09056°W / 36.98306; -25.09056
Lowest point Sea Level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 96.9 km2 (37 sq mi)
Population 5,511 (2003)
Density 57 /km2 (148 /sq mi)
Settled 1460
Municipality Bicameral Executive & Assembly
President of Municipal Chamber Nélia Maria Coutinho Figueiredo
 - President of Municipal Council António José Tavares de Loura
Timezone Azores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST) Azores (UTC-2)
Código Postal & Codex 9580-539
Country Code & Fix Line (Vila do Porto) +351 292
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Municipal Holiday August 15 (Nossa Senhora da Assunção)
Municipal Offices Largo Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Demonym Marienses; Portoenses
Location in Azores Archipelago
Website: www.cm-viladoporto.pt

Vila do Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ du ˈpoɾtu], "Port Town") is the single municipality, the name of the main town and one of the civil parishes on the island of Santa Maria, in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of Azores. The nearest municipality to it is Povoação on São Miguel (to the northwest) and it is southwest of the Formigas Islets.

The main source of industry are agriculture and fishing while a small number of businesses are in the downtown area.

Vila do Porto has a few schools, one lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, a small port and a square or a plaza (praça).

Parishes

The 5 parishes of Vila do Porto include:

The largest parish in population and density is Vila do Porto. The smallest parish in population is Santa Bárbara. The largest parish in area and the smallest in density is Santo Espírito and the smallest is Almagreira.

Sister city

Vila do Porto's sister city is:

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