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Facts

Population 270,000; Porto Santo 7,000
Area 740 km²; Porto Santo 45 km²
Main town Funchal, over 100,000 inhabitants
Highest point  1862 m
Distances

980 km south-west of Portugal (Lisbon),
about 600 km west of Morocco,
about 400 km north of the Canary Islands

Temperatures
(lowest/highest)

between 13/20 ºC in the winter
and 18/35 ºC in the summer

Water temperatures 17-26 ºC
Currency Euro
Settled 1420
Calling code +351
Curiosities
  • The only place in the world besides the Canary Islands where you can still find the canary in the wild
  • The Sacred Art Museum in Funchal has many important works by Flemish Old Masters as a result of the sugar trade