A view of Funchal, taken from Pico do Cruz (261m), looking towards the east and neighboring municipality of Santa Cruz
|Official name: Concelho do Funchal|
|Name origin: funcho, Portuguese for fennel|
|Lowest point||Sea level|
|- location||Atlantic Ocean|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Area||76.15 km² (29 sq mi)|
|Density||1,323 /km² (3,427 /sq mi)|
|- location||Praça do Município, Funchal, Madeira|
|- elevation||34 m (112 ft)|
|President of the Municipal Chamber||Miguel Filipe Machado de Albuquerque (PSD)|
|- summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
|ISO 3166-2 code||PT-|
|Postal Zone||9004 - 512 Funchal|
|Area Code & Prefix||(+351) 291 XXX-XXXX|
|Municipal Address||Praça do Município|
9004 - 512 Funchal
Location of the municipality of Funchal in the Maderan archipelago
|Wikimedia Commons: Funchal|
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 harbor 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.