It is an Island and a half with its endless ridges, its vast meadows, its hidden plateaus, its pleasant aromas.
Vitorino Nemésio

An elongated island with a length of 35 miles and a maximum width of only 5 miles. Created by successive volcanic eruptions in a straight line, of which craters remain, its central platform has an average altitude of 2300 feet. The coast is steep, almost vertical. particularly in the north, although the cliffs are interrupted by small coastal flat areas, known as the Fajãs.