The Azores Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, about two hours flying time and 930 miles (1500 Km) from Lisbon. The origin of the name Azores was derived from the archaic Portuguese word "azures" the plural of the word blue. Some say that it was named after the goshawk bird (Acor in Portuguese). However, since such bird never existed in the Azores, most historians have concluded that this the least probable explanation.
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