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Coordinates: 32°39′4″N 16°54′35″W / 32.65111°N 16.90972°W / 32.65111; -16.90972
Madeira
Autonomous Region (Região Autónoma)
A view o Funchal, the caipital ceety o the autonomous region.
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Official name: Região Autónoma da Madeira
Name origin: madeira, Portuguese for firth
Motto: Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres
(Of all islands, the most beautiful and free)
Nickname: Pérola do Atlântico
(Pearl of the Atlantic)
Kintra Banner o Portugal Portugal
Autonomous Region Banner o Madeira Madeira
Region Atlantic Ocean
Subregion Tore-Madeira Ridge
Position Madeira Platform,
Savage Islands submarine mount
Islands Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas, Selvagem
Municipalities Calheta, Câmara de Lobos, Funchal, Machico, Ponta do Sol, Porto Moniz, Porto Santo, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz, Santana, São Vicente
Caipital Funchal
Lairgest ceety Funchal
 - coordinates 32°39′4″N 16°54′35″W / 32.65111°N 16.90972°W / 32.65111; -16.90972
Highest point Pico Ruivo
 - location Paul da Serra, Santana, Madeira
 - elevation 1,862 m (6,109 ft)
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean, Madeira
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 801 km2 (309 sq mi)
Population 267,302 (2011) Estimate[1]Increase
Density 308.5 / km2 (799 / sq mi)
Settlement c. 1420
 - Admeenistrative autonomy c. 1895
 - Polieeical autonomy 4 September 1976
Discovery c. 1415
Management
 - location Assembleia Regional, , Funchal
 - elevation 16 m (52 ft)
 - coordinates 32°38′49.96″N 16°54′29.59″W / 32.6472111°N 16.9082194°W / 32.6472111; -16.9082194
Government
 - location Quinta Vigia, , Funchal
 - elevation 51 m (167 ft)
 - coordinates 32°38′42.39″N 16°54′57.16″W / 32.6451083°N 16.9158778°W / 32.6451083; -16.9158778
Preses (Govrenment) Alberto João Jardim (PPD-PSD)
 - Preses (Assembleia) José Miguel Jardim d´Olival de Mendonça (PPD-PSD)
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - simmer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2 code PT-30
Postal code 9XXX-XXX
Aurie code (+351) 291 XXX XXX
ccTLD .pt
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drive richt-side
Demonym Madeiran; Madeirense
Patron Saunt Nossa Senhora do Monte
Holiday 1 Julie
Anthem A Portuguesa (national)
Hino da Madeira (regional)
Currency Euro (€)[2]
Gross domestic product (PPP) € 6,361 billion[3] Increase (2008)
Per caipita GDP € 25,800-$35,589[3] Increase
Location o the airchipelago o Madeira
Distribution o the islands o the airchipelago (no includin the Savage islands)
Wikimedia Commons: Madeira
Statistics: Instituto Nacional de Estatística[4]
Wabsteid: www.gov-madeira.pt
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[5] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Madeira (play /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.[6] 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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  1. http://www.ine.pt/scripts/flex_v10/Main.html
  2. Till 2002, the Portuguese escudo wis uised in financial transactions, an till 1910 the Portuguese real wis the currency uised bi the monarchy o Portugal.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "GDP per inhabitant in 2008". Eurostat. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  4. INE, ed. (2010), Censos 2011 - Resultadas Preliminares [2011 Census - Preliminary Results] (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  5. IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  6. "EUROPA - Glossary - Outermost regions". Europa.eu. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2010-07-30.