Funchal

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Coordinates: 32°39′N 16°55′W / 32.65°N 16.917°W / 32.65; -16.917
Funchal
Municipality (Concelho)
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A view of Funchal, taken from Pico do Cruz (261m), looking towards the east and neighboring municipality of Santa Cruz
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Official name: Concelho do Funchal
Name origin: funcho, Portuguese for fennel
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Madeira
Island Madeira
Municipality Funchal
Center Funchal
 - coordinates 32°39′N 16°55′W / 32.65°N 16.917°W / 32.65; -16.917
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 76.15 km² (29 sq mi)
Population 111,892 (2011)
Density 1,323 /km² (3,427 /sq mi)
Settlement c.1424
 - Town c.1452-1454
 - Municipality c.1508
LAU Concelho/Câmara Municipal
 - location Praça do Município, Funchal, Madeira
 - elevation 34 m (112 ft)
 - coordinates 32°39′0″N 16°54′30″W / 32.65°N 16.90833°W / 32.65; -16.90833
President of the Municipal Chamber Miguel Filipe Machado de Albuquerque (PSD)
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2 code PT-
Postal Zone 9004 - 512 Funchal
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 291 XXX-XXXX
Demonym Madeirense; Maderans
Municipal Address Praça do Município
9004 - 512 Funchal
Location of the municipality of Funchal in the Maderan archipelago
Location of the municipality of Funchal in the Maderan archipelago
Wikimedia Commons: Funchal
Website: http://www.cm-funchal.pt

Funchal is the capital city of Madeira, part of Portugal. It is also the largest city of Madeira with 111,892 people.

Funchal is in a valley. It has even temperatures all year round. There is a rainier and slightly cooler season from October through March. A drier and warmer season lasts from April through September.

Transportation[change | change source]

The harbour of Funchal used to be the only major port in Madeira. In 2007 cargo trade was moved to the port of Caniçal, 12 miles to the east. Funchal still serves cruise ships, ferries, and other tourist-related boats and yachts.

A highway to Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava is to the west. Santa Cruz, Machico and Caniçal can be reached to the east.

Madeira Airport is east of the city, in the municipality of Santa Cruz.