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Santana, Madeira Islands
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|Area:||93.1 km²/9,310 ha|
|Altitude:|| Lowest: Atlantic Ocean|
Centre: 575 m (1,889 ft)
|Number of parishes:||6|
|Time Zone:|| Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-0)|
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Santana (from Portuguese Santa Ana meaning Saint Anne) is a town located in the northern part of the Madeira Islands. It is located NE of Funchal, NW of the Savage Islands and W of Machico. It is linked with a road linking to Machico, the western part of the island and Funchal.
The main source of industry are agriculture and fishing while a small number of businesses are in the downtown area.
Santana is famous for its traditional homes which the bungalow rooftops that are made out of straws extends down to the ground making it like a triangular house. It is mainly a rural house and farmers live in these homes in the older times. The house has a beautiful light white walls with red doors and a window and blue edges. Most of these houses are a tourist attraction. The straw roofs are renovated every four to five years.
- Latitude: 32.8 (32°48') N
- Longitude: 16.8833 (16°52') W
Santana has a few schools, a few lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, a small port, beaches and squares or plazas (praças).
The 6 parishes of Santana include:
The largest parish in population and density is Santana. The smallest parish in population and area is Arco de São Jorge. The largest parish in aera is Faial, the leastly populated parish is Ilha. The two parishes including Santana and Arco de São Jorge are the highest.
Settlements and geographic areas
Parish of Santana
The parish has a population of 3,439 in 2001, its density is 193.2/km² and the area is 17.80 km²/1,780 ha. It is also the highest parish and the largest in population and density in Santana.
- Map and aerial photos
|North: Atlantic Ocean|
|West: São Vicente
|Southwest: Câmara de Lobos||South: Santa Cruz and Funchal|
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