Ponta Delgada is a city and municipality on São Miguel Island in the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. The city proper has a population of 46,102 and the municipality has a population of 64,516 for a total area of 233.0 km². It serves as the seat of the executive government of the Azores Autonomous Region.
Ponta Delgada is the tourist heart of the Azores.
To the north of Ponta Delgada are the suburbs of Fajã de Baixo and Fajã de Cima. Fajã de Baixo is agricultural with pineapple cultivation. Fajã de Cima is famous for its festivities. To the eastern side of Ponta Delgada is the suburb of "São Roque" which is gradually becoming part of the city itself as it expands along the coast with the construction of a new marina and a seaside walk with leisure facilities
Bordering the north-western part of the city is the mountain range of Sete Cidades
in which are located the valley and lake of the same name.
Ponta Delgada's sister city in the United States is Fall River, Massachusetts.
- Airport Ponta Delgada(PDL); lies on the western edge of the city, with flights to the other islands, mainland Portugal, other European cities and North America(USA and Canada).
- Universidade dos Açores (University of Azores) is in Ponta Delgada.
- Soccer teams for Ponta Delgada are Clube Desportivo Santa Clara (Divisão de Honra (Honor League)), Clube União Micaelense (2ª Divisão B (2nd league)) and Marítimo da Calheta (Campeonato de S.Miguel (regional league)).
The municipality is composed of 24 parishes.
- Antero de Quental (April 18, 1842 - September 11, 1891), a Portuguese poet
- Teófilo Braga (February 24, 1843 - January 28, 1924 in Lisbon), a Portuguese writer and the second president of Portugal
- Roberto Ivens (June 12, 1850 in the parish of São Pedro - January 28, 1898 in Dafundo, Lisbon), an African explorer.
- Pauleta (April 28, 1973 - ; born Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes), footballer and all-time leading goal scorer for the Portugal national team