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Madeira
A Januay 2014 view o Funchal, the caipital ceety o the autonomous region.
A Januay 2014 view o Funchal, the caipital ceety o the autonomous region.
Banner o Madeira
Banner
Coat o airms o Madeira
Coat o airms
Etymology: madeira, Portuguese for wid
Motto(s): 
Das Ilhas as Mais Belas e Livres
(Scots: O aw islands, the maist beautifu an free)
Location o Madeira relative tae Portugal (green) an the rest o the European Union (licht green)
Location o Madeira relative tae Portugal (green) an the rest o the European Union (licht green)
Coordinates: 32°45′N 17°00′W / 32.75°N 17°W / 32.75; -17Coordinates: 32°45′N 17°00′W / 32.75°N 17°W / 32.75; -17
Kintra Portugal
Autonomous Region Madeira
RegionAtlantic Ocean
SubregionTore-Madeira Ridge
PoseetionMadeira Platform,
Savage Islands submarine munt
Settlementc. 1420
Admeenistrative autonomyc. 1895
Poleetical autonomy1 Julie 1976
CaipitalFunchal
MunicipalitiesCalheta, Câmara de Lobos, Machico, Ponta do Sol, Porto Moniz, Porto Santo, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz, Santana, São Vicente
Govrenment
 • Preses (Govrenment)Miguel Albuquerque
Area
 • Total741 km2 (286 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Tot289,000
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal code
9XXX-XXX
Aurie code(s)(+351) 291 XXX XXX
HDI (2017)0.800[1]
very high · 6th
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drivericht-side
DemonymMadeiran; Madeirense
Patron SauntNossa Senhora do Monte
Haliday1 Julie
Anthem
CurrencyEuro (€)[2]
Wabsteidwww.madeira.gov.pt
Geografic detail frae CAOP (2010)[3] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Madeira (/[unsupported input]məˈdɪərə/ mə-DEER or /məˈdɛərə/ mə-DAIR; Portuguese: [mɐˈðejɾɐ] or [mɐˈðɐjɾɐ]) is a Portuguese airchipelago that lees atween 32°22.3′N 16°16.5′W / 32.3717°N 16.2750°W / 32.3717; -16.2750 an 33°7.8′N 17°16.65′W / 33.1300°N 17.27750°W / 33.1300; -17.27750, juist unner 400 km north o Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the north Atlantic Ocean an an ootermaist region o the European Union.[4] The airchipelago comprises the major pairt o ane o the twa Autonomous regions o Portugal (the ither being the Azores locatit tae the northwast), that includes the islands o Madeira, Porto Santo, an the Desertas, admeenistered thegither wi the separate airchipelago o the Savage Islands.

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Notes
  1. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org (in Inglis). Retrieved 2018-09-13. 
  2. Till 2002, the Portuguese escudo wis used in financial transactions, an till 1910 the Portuguese real wis the siller uised bi the monarchy f Portugal.
  3. IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, archived frae the oreeginal on 3 July 2014, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  4. "EUROPA - Glossary - Outermost regions". Europa.eu. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2010-07-30.