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Madeira
Autonomous Region
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
Region Atlantic Ocean
Subregion Tore-Madeira Ridge
Poseetion Madeira Platform,
Savage Islands submarine munt
Settlement c. 1420
Admeenistrative autonomy c. 1895
Poleetical autonomy 1 Julie 1976
Caipital Funchal
Municipalities Calheta, Câmara de Lobos, Machico, Ponta do Sol, Porto Moniz, Porto Santo, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz, Santana, São Vicente
Govrenment
 • Preses (Govrenment) Miguel Albuquerque
Aurie
 • Total 741 km2 (286 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Tot 289,000
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Simmer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 9XXX-XXX
Aurie code(s) (+351) 291 XXX XXX
HDI (2017) 0.800[1]
very high · 6th
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drive richt-side
Demonym Madeiran; Madeirense
Patron Saunt Nossa Senhora do Monte
Haliday 1 Julie
Anthem
Currency Euro (€)[2]
Wabsteid www.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.