In 1427, one of the captains sailing for Henry the Navigator rediscovered the Azores, possibly Gonçalo Velho, but this is not certain. The colonization of the then-unoccupied islands started in 1439 with people mainly from the continental provinces of Algarve and Alentejo; in the following centuries settlers from other European countries arrived, most notably from Northern France and Flanders.
The colonization of then unoccupied islands started in 1439 with people mainly from the continental provinces of Algarve and Alentejo. In the following centuries, settlers from other European countries arrived, mostly from Northern France and Flanders.
From 1836 to 1976, the archipelago was divided into three districts, quite equivalent to those in the Portuguese mainland. The division was arbitrary, and didn’t follow the natural island groups, rather reflecting the location of each district capital on the three main cities.
The history of flag begins after The Portuguese found the Azores in 1427 and 1431 it turned into an official Portuguese province. There was no particular Azores banner amid, this time, nonetheless, the image of the goshawk was prevalent in light of the fact that when the first wayfarers went by the archipelago of the Azores they thought the regular birds indigenous to the area were northern goshawks.
A version of the modern flag was first seen In 1975 when the Azores Liberation Front formed to try and bring a forced independence to the Azores. They chose the bicolour of the Portuguese flag that was used between 1830 and 1910 with the Portuguese liberals formed a government on the Azorean island of Terceira. Rather than including the Portuguese coat of arms, the Azores Liberation Front chose a goshawk with falling five-pointed stars.
After the Carnation Revolution, Autonomy was allowed from Portugal in 1976 and a banner for the Azores was received in 1979. It is fundamentally the same to that of the freedom front, the blue and white bicolour has a brilliant goshawk with nine five-pointed stars in a half circle above and in the group there is the Portuguese shield. Flag Company Inc decided to assist with the history development by providing special decals and banners to make it easy to build a bit of history right at home.