Fenais da Luz

Fenais da Luz
Civil Parish
Miradouro dos Aflitos, Batalha, Ponta Delgada, ilha de São Miguel, Açores.JPG
A scenic vista from the foothills of Fenais da Luz, located near Aflitos and the area of Batalha
Official name: Freguesia de Fenais da Luz
Country Portugal
Autonomous Region Azores
IslandSão Miguel
MunicipalityPonta Delgada
LocalitiesAflitos, Amoreiras, Farropo, Nossa Senhora da Luz, São Jerónimo, Vereda de Baixo, Vereda de Cima
CenterAflitos
 - elevation113 m (371 ft)
 - coordinates37°48′39″N 25°38′15″W / 37°48′39″N 25°38′15″W / 37.81083; -25.63750
Highest pointPico Grande
 - elevation375 m (1,230 ft)
 - coordinates37°48′3″N 25°39′6″W / 37°48′3″N 25°39′6″W / 37.80083; -25.65167
Area7.69 km2 (3 sq mi)
 - water.00 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - urban.77 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population2,009 (2011)
Density261/km2 (676/sq mi)
LAUJunta Freguesia
 - locationEstrada Regional
 - elevation32 m (105 ft)
 - coordinates37°49′41″N 25°38′30″W / 37°49′41″N 25°38′30″W / 37.82806; -25.64167
President JuntaJoão José Correia de Medeiros
President AssembleiaJosé Humberto da Costa Oliveira
TimezoneAzores (UTC-1)
 - summer (DST)Azores (UTC0)
Postal Zone9545-218
Area Code & Prefix(+351) 296 XXX-XXXX
Patron SaintNossa Senhora da Luz
Locator map AZO SMG PDL Fenais da Luz.svg
Location of the civil parish of Fenais da Luz in the municipality of Ponta Delgada
Wikimedia Commons: Fenais da Luz (Ponta Delgada)
Statistics: Instituto Nacional de Estatística[1]
Website: http://www.fenaisdaluz.com/
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[2] 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,[3] in an area of 7.69 square kilometres (2.97 sq mi).[4]

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.[5] 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 corrputed, to there being much fenal".[5]

Its parochial church, dedicated to Our Lady of Light (in 1756) was constructed over the ruins of an older episode.[5] 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.[5]

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