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Category: Cities , Municipalities & Parishes

Santa Cruz

It is in this county on the east coast, situated about 18 km from the capital, that the Madeira International Airport is located. Throughout several cultural exhibitions that display works by regional artists and others take place at Casa da Cultura de Santa Cruz…


Ribeira Brava

Located on the south coast of the island, the municipality of Ribeira Brava has an area of approximately 65.10 km2 with about 12,500 inhabitants. Ribeira Brava became a town in 1928. Its main economic activity is agriculture; from the cultivation of land comes sweet…


With an area measuring roughly 116 km2 (corresponding to about 15% of the Island), Calheta is the largest municipality on the Archipelago. Situated on the far south western part of the Island, it was among the first regions to be populated. There are 8…