CORVO ISLAND

Description

Corvo Island forms, together with Flores, the Western Group of the Azores archipelago and also marks the most northern point of Macaronesia. Just like Flores, Corvo is situated on the North American Plate.

It is relatively small with only 17.11 square kilometres and rising 718 meters above the sea. With 468 inhabitants in the single settlement of Vila do Corvo it is the smallest municipality in the Azores. UNESCO has declared Corvo a World Biosphere Reserve.

In Corvo Island, one marine protected area (MPA) is established and surrounds the entire island (approximately 260 square kilometres). The aim of the Costa do Corvo MPA is to sustainably manage resources, particularly fishing.

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