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|Area:||67.73 km²/9,718 ha|
|Altitude:|| Lowest: Atlantic Ocean|
Centre: 122 m (403 ft)
|Number of parishes:||5|
|Time Zone:|| Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-0)|
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Machico is a town located in the northeastern part of the Madeira Islands. The town was founded in 1451. Machico is the easternmost municipality on the island by a cape. It is located NE of Funchal, NW of the Savage Islands and WSW of Porto Santo.
The island is linked by a road linking to the northern part and to Funchal.
The main source of industry are agriculture and fishing while a small number of businesses are in the downtown area.
- Latitude: 32.7 (32°42') N
- Longitude: 16.7667 (16°46') W
Machico has a few schools, a few lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, a small port, beaches and squares or plazas (praças).
The 5 parishes of Machico include:
The largest parish in population and density is Machico, the smallest parish in population is Santo António da Serra. The largest parish in area and the smallest parish in density is Porto da Cruz, the smallest in area is Água de Pena. The The higest parish is Santo António da Serra, the smallest parish is Caniçal. The easternmost parish in Machico and the island is Porto da Cruz.
Settlements and geographic areas
Parish of Machico
The parish has a population of 11,947 in 2001, its density is 686.2/km² and the area is 17.41 km²/1,741 ha.
- Map and aerial photos
|North: Atlantic Ocean|
||Machico||East: Atlantic Ocean|
|South: Santa Cruz||Southeast: Atlantic Ocean|
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