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Toledo - São Jorge, Azores, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte
N 38° 41.744 W 028° 08.915
26S E 400116 N 4283639
Quick Description: A very small village in Azores, located in the civil parish of Santo Amaro, municipality of Velas in the Portuguese island of São Jorge...
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 3:34:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMKX4Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Portuguese Toledo is located in the northwestern coast of São Jorge, nestled within high-altitude pastureland and interspersed by Laurisilva forests.
Around 2006, the settlement included between 50-60 residents, that were primarily dedicated to agriculture and cattle-raising. This is in sharp contrast to the 18th century, when 300 inhabitants resided in Toledo. In was the 15–21 February 1964 Rosais Earthquake that affected these numbers, resulting in many local residents abandoning their homes, emigrating to Canada, the United States or Brazil (at least 153 people remained following this event).

From Wikipedia.

Spanish Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.
Is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. In 1085, the city fell to Alfonso VI of Castile as the first major city in the Christian Reconquista. Toledo has a history in the production of bladed weapons, which are now popular souvenirs of the city.
People who were born or have lived in Toledo include Al-Zarqali, Garcilaso de la Vega, Eleanor of Toledo, Alfonso X and El Greco. It was also the place of important historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo. As of 2012, the city has a population of 84,019 and an area of 232.1 km2 (89.6 sq mi).

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