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also Fa·yal  (fə-yäl′, fä-)
An island of the central Azores in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Faial is noted for its abundant plant life.
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(Portuguese fəˈial) or


(Placename) an island in the central Azores archipelago. Chief town: Horta. Area: 171 sq km (66 sq miles)
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CPO Capt (R) Faial Rana said that the police must nab every proclaimed offender and present them in the courts to decrease crimes.
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We went ashore at Horta, on the island of Faial, and wound our way up by coach to visit its long-extinct giant caldera and other dramatic volcanic sites before sailing overnight to Ponta Delgada on the main island of San Miguel.
Inside a caldera on Faial APOD of dolphins joined us for breakfast on the first morning of our voyage to the Azores, a cluster of nine Portuguese volcanic islands far out in the mighty Atlantic.
Or go hiking along plentiful trails - the Faial da Terra takes you all the way to a waterfall, while looking out for one of Europe's most endangered birds, the Azores bullfinch, known locally as the priolo.
(119) The support ships were deployed in waiting positions in the North Atlantic: one supply ship (Ermland) between the Azores and the Lesser Antilles, and the other (Spichern) four hundred nautical miles west of Faial, Azores; and the tankers Belchen and Lothringen some 120 and 200 nautical miles, respectively, south of Cape Farewell.
Dr Faial said that the doctors would boycott duty if provincial government failed to pay them salaries within one week.