Machico is a Portuguese municipality on the island of Madeira, in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, where Tristão Vaz Teixeira and João Gonçalves Zarco landed in 1419 when they discovered the island of Madeira. Headquartered in the city and homonymous parish. It has an area of 68.31 km² and 21 828 inhabitants, divided into 5 parishes.