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madeira by area

 

Although it is small, Madeira is rich in natural and rare beauty. Come and explore the charms and delights of Madeira by area.

The main places to visit in the Madeira Islands are Funchal, the capital of the archipelago, Caniço, the east coast (Santa Cruz and Machico), the west coast (Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Calheta), the north coast (Porto Moniz; São Vicente and Santana) and Porto Santo.

Delight yourself with the countless views that Madeira Island, has to offer.

Situated in a bay bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south coast of the island of Madeira, Funchal is the capital of Madeira. 

Located on the southern coast of the island and west of Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava has an area of approximately 65.10 km2 with about 12,500 inhabitants.

Câmara de Lobos is a city, municipality and parish, on the south coast of the Madeira Island with a total of 35,000 inhabitants spread over an area of 51.82 km2. 

Ponta do Sol (Point of the Sun) is a municipality situated on the south coast of Madeira. The population in 2011 was 8,862, in an area of 46.19 km2.

Calheta municipality, is located between the southern and western end of the island of Madeira, and its area of 116 Km2 makes it the longest in Madeira.

Located in the north of the island of Madeira, the Porto Moniz has 3,000 inhabitants distributed over a geographical area of 80.40 km2.

The municipality of São Vicente is located on the north coast of the island of Madeira, and has about 6000 inhabitants spread over an area of 78.70 km2.

Santana is located on the north coast of Madeira island, has an area of 96.2 km2 inhabited by about 8,800 people.

Located on the east coast of Madeira Island, Machico is approximately 22 km from Funchal, this municipality has a great historical significance.

Santa Cruz is located on the south coast of the island of Madeira, with an area of 95.9 km2.


Porto Santo is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in the extreme south-west of Europe and just 500 km from the African coast and 1,000 km from Europe.