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Fogo-Tronqueira range: the southern slope, from drone above Castelo Branco; Islet of Vila Franca.

Why São Miguel is THE Green Island
All Azores islands are green, either totally or partly (exceptions include Faial's new land, created 1958, and Santa Maria lowlands half of the year).
So why is São Miguel the one called the Green Island?
There can be only one reason: the luminous green variations found only in its absolute south slopes, around Vila Franca do Campo, radiating also in winter although not as intensely as in summer.
One of its borders is once white Castelo Branco, the ghost castle. The same fate will meet, rather sooner than later, any construction beyond the ultimate border.

More:
The ultimate border
What's its number in these slopes and how it differs from the other mildest climates in the world

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