Fenais da Luz

Fenais da Luz
A scenic vista from the foothills of Fenais da Luz, located near Aflitos and the area of Batalha
A scenic vista from the foothills of Fenais da Luz, located near Aflitos and the area of Batalha
Location of the civil parish of Fenais da Luz in the municipality of Ponta Delgada
Location of the civil parish of Fenais da Luz in the municipality of Ponta Delgada
Coordinates: 37°48′39″N 25°38′15″W / 37°48′39″N 25°38′15″W / 37.81083; -25.63750UTC0 (Azores)
Postal Zone
9545-218
Area code(s)(+351) 296 XXX-XXXX
Patron Sainthttp://www.fenaisdaluz.com/
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[1] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Fenais da Luz is a civil parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The population in 2011 was 2,009,[2] in an area of 7.69 square kilometres (2.97 sq mi).[3]

History

The origin of the place name was justified by Gaspar Frutuoso as originating from the abundance of natural fenal that grew in the fields; fenais is Portuguese word for fenal.[4] Writing in the Saudades da Terra referred:

"...the place of Fenais, in the 'courtyard' of the city of Ponta Delgada, there said, with letter changed and corrupted, to there being much fenal".[4]

Its parochial church, dedicated to Our Lady of Light (in 1756) was constructed over the ruins of an older episode.[4] The church was identified by Queen D. Maria I in the celebration marking the defeat between forces of D. António, Prior of Crato and Philip II of Spain in 1582.[4]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Fenais da Luz
Cebuano: Fenais da Luz
Deutsch: Fenais da Luz
español: Fenais da Luz
Bahasa Melayu: Fenais da Luz
português: Fenais da Luz
русский: Фенайш-да-Луш