Azores Islands


STATUS: Islands under the jurisdiction of Portugal.

PRONOUNCED: AH zores, or AY zores

CAPITAL: Ponta Delgada

WORLD LOCATION: Off the coast of Southwest Europe

FIRST LICENSE PLATES IN USE: 1918

MOTOR VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED:  Approx. 50,000

GRAPHICS USED:  Current plates have standard Portuguese style plates, with the EEC blue band and stars at left, over the letter P. Prefixes are as follows: AN - Angra do Heroismo, AR and AS - Ponta Delgada, HO - Horta.

PLATES ARE: Officially issued.

SINGLE PLATES OR PAIRS: Pairs

OVAL: ISO: PT

CARS DRIVE ON: Right

Header photo from the collection of Les Okunowski (Illinois)



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