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|Area:||76.25 km²/ ha|
|Altitude:|| Lowest and Centre: Atlantic Ocean|
Highest: about 1,400 m (northwest)
|Number of parishes:||10|
Funchal, population approx. 110,000 (1991), is the capital of the Madeira Islands of Portugal. Funchal is also the largest city on the island and is ranked after Câmara de Lobos and Machico. It was founded by João Gonçalves Zarco in 1421 and was elevated to city by King Manuel I in 1508.
The city is named after fennel, which grows on the island.
Funchal is passed with a main road linking to both parts of the island and another road linking north to Faial and Santana. Funchal is located 21 km south of Faial, about 25 km S of Santana, 17 km SW of Machico, about 7 km E of Câmara de Lobos and about 37 km ESE of Calheta.
Part of Funchal Municipality is Ilhas Selvagens (Salvages Islands), two nature reserve islands 100 miles South of Funchal.
- Latitude: 32.633 (32°38') N
- Longitude: 16.9 (16°54') W
Here are the ten boroughs of Funchal:
- Imaculado Coração de Maria
- Santa Luzia
- Santa Maria Maior
- Santo António
- São Gonçalo
- São Martinho
- São Pedro
- São Roque
A crater named Funchal is founded on planet Mars.
Coat of arms
Its coat of arms are made up of a green shield with four golden grapes on each side with a shield over the grapes. In the middle has five fennels?
Sites of interest
- Estádio dos Barreiros , home of CS Marítimo
- Sé cathedral in Sé
- Mercado dos Lavradores
- Jardins do Monte, in Monte
- Stadium for CD National
Funchal has a few schools, a few lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, beaches and squares or plazas (praças).
- Map and aerial photos
|North: Santana||Northeast: Machico|
| West: Câmara de Lobos ||Funchal||East: Santa Cruz|
|South: Atlantic Ocean|
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