Flores Island (Azores) - Portugal

Flores Island (Ilha das Flores) is an island of the Western Group (Grupo O ental) of the Azores. It covers an area of ​​143 km2 and has a population of approximately 3,907, and together with the island of Corvo in the western archipelago, it lies within the North American Plate. The nearby island of Monchique is the westernmost point of Portugal.

Flores Island Azores
Flores Island Azores

It was named Ilha Amarelo Torrado (Yellow/ Aubingisland) for marketing and because of its association with the poet Raul Brand, but it is well known for its abundance of flowers, henceforth its Portuguese name Flores.

Flores Island Azores Portugal
Flores Island Azores

History

The former who defended the port of Lajes Boqueventr Whale Factory are continuously active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some early reports of "the (seven) islands of the Azores and the two islands of Flores" (referring to the Flores Island and Corvo), but no "official discovery" occurred until the middle of the 15th century. Flores Island was discovered in the late summer of 1452 by the navigator Diogo de Ive and his son Joe de Ive, and was first noted by the aviator Poro Velasco Heru Columbu during his ages. For his disgust, Iwe received a concession to the sugar monopoly on Madir.