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Green Island

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Turismo Açores

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turismoacores@visitazores.com

Date

2011/07/06

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The landscape of São Miguel is marked by two massive volcanic eruptions separated by a low central range of mountains. Called the Green Island, its landscape is made up of extensive fields and hills covered with trees. At 1080 metres, Pico da Vara is its highest point. Japanese cedars stand out for their size and are part of the typical post card of São Miguel. The original flora still survives, with native and endemic species such as the Azores heather and the fire tree making up a palette of different shades of green spread out along the horizon.