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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -16.99902 lat : 32.74651
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -16°59'56.4792 lat : 32°4'28.7436
Surface area: 741 km2 (1.951 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 176 km
Average height: 720 metre
Length island: 57 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 22 km
Name : Pico Ruivo (1862 metre)
Orientation island: West-northwest - East-southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 254368
Population density: 343.00 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Porto Moniz (NNW), Calheta (WZW), São Vicente (N), Ponta Delgada (N), Ponta do Sol (Z), Santana (NO), Funchal (ZO), Machico (O), Santa Cruz (O), Caniço (ZO), Funchal (ZZO)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Ilha da Madeira
Archipelago (island group): Madeira archipelago
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Ilhas Desertas 20.6 km SouthEast
2) Ilhas Desertas 22.5 km SouthEast
3) Ilhas Desertas 35.2 km SouthSouthEast
4) Porto Santo 42 km NorthEast
5) La Palma 427.7 km South
6) Tenerife 452.7 km South
7) Alegranza 476.1 km SouthEast
8) Montaña Clara 484.5 km SouthEast
9) Graciosa 487.4 km SouthEast
10) La Gomera 490.4 km South
11) Lanzarote 492.4 km SouthEast
12) Gran Canaria 507.5 km SouthSouthEast
13) Fuerteventura 511.9 km SouthSouthEast
14) Isla de Lobos 517.6 km SouthEast
15) El Hierro 538.6 km South
16) Santa Maria 842.3 km NorthWest
17) São Miguel 902.3 km NorthWest
18) Ilhéu de Vila Franca 920.2 km NorthWest
19) Perejil Island 1093.4 km EastNorthEast
20) Terceira 1097.1 km NorthWest
21) São Jorge 1141.5 km NorthWest
22) Pico 1154.8 km NorthWest
23) Peñon de Vélez de la Gomera 1174.5 km EastNorthEast
24) Graciosa 1183 km NorthWest
25) Faial 1205.8 km NorthWest
26) Peñon de Alhucemas 1212.1 km EastNorthEast
Country: Portugal
Location in Country: West-southwest
Name Região Autónoma: Autonomous Region Madeira
Name Concelho: municipalities : 1) Calheta 2) Câmara de Lobos 3) Funchal 4) Machico 5) Ponta do Sol 6) Porto Moniz 7) Porto Santo 8) Ribeira Brava 9) Santa Cruz 10) Santana 11) São Vicente
Main place: Funchal
Location Main place: South-southeast
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 657 km
Nearest Country: Marocco
Type Rock outcrop: vulcanic
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: relief rich hiking island


Topographic islandmap Madeira

Madeira map

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Height map of Madeira

Madeira Digital terrain model - DTM



Relief: Height Classes in percentages


Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Madeira

The weather type in Curral das Freirasovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 15 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 1.79 meter per second (Wind force - bft 2)
Winddirection: North-northwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1015 mb
Humidity: 87 %
Daylength at 10 December 2022:10 hour and 3 minutes
Sunrise: 08:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 19:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Madeira

The weather for the next few hours

Curral das Freiras - PT (longitude: -16.999, latitude: 32.7465)
Distance weather station to the center island (direction NW): 4.23 km

10:00
15 degrees Celcius
1016 mbar
overcast cloudsweericoon
13:00
15 degrees Celcius
1014 mbar
light rainweericoon
16:00
15 degrees Celcius
1014 mbar
moderate rainweericoon
19:00
15 degrees Celcius
1014 mbar
moderate rainweericoon
22:00
15 degrees Celcius
1014 mbar
moderate rainweericoon

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 3591 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: No
Bicycle facilities: No

island-Sights, island-Tourism - island-attractions

Wikipedia Madeira ?> Wikipedia: Wikipedia Madeira
Tourist information: Info Madeira
Youtube: Youtube Madeira
UNESCO Madeira ?> UNESCO: Laurisilva of Madeira


island accommodation: Hotel ,Holiday Home, Camping

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Campings at Madeira ?> Camping 1) Camping Park Do Porto Moniz
2) Parque de Campismo Porto Santo
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Social media - Multimedia

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Landuse Madeira

 Forest   309.6 km2 
 42% 
 Nature   198.1 km2 
 27% 
 Agriculture   112.8 km2 
 15% 
 Wet nature   0 km2 
 0% 
 Water   0.7 km2 
 0% 
 Urban area   113.4 km2 
 15% 
 Infrastructure   1.9 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   3.8 km2 
 1% 
 Rock outcrop   0.6 km2 
 0%