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The inhabited large island of Madeira (local name Ilha da Madeira) is part of (the island group) Madeira archipelago and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 656.6 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 741 km2 and is therefore 2 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 176 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 57 km by 22 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 1862 meter and is named Pico Ruivo. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 32.75 (32°4'28.7436), -17 (-16°59'56.4792).


The population is 254368 and the population density is thus on 343.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Funchal (located in the South-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: 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). The island is located in the West-southwest of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Madeira (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the 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 (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of Madeira are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Ilhas Desertas Located 20.6 km NorthWest of the island.
2) Ilhas Desertas Located 22.5 km NorthWest of the island.
3) Ilhas Desertas Located 35.2 km WestNorthWest of the island.
4) Porto Santo Located 42 km NorthEast of the island.
5) La Palma Located 427.7 km West of the island.
6) Tenerife Located 452.7 km West of the island.
7) Alegranza Located 476.1 km NorthWest of the island.
8) Montaña Clara Located 484.5 km NorthWest of the island.
9) Graciosa Located 487.4 km NorthWest of the island.
10) La Gomera Located 490.4 km West of the island.
11) Lanzarote Located 492.4 km NorthWest of the island.
12) Gran Canaria Located 507.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
13) Fuerteventura Located 511.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
14) Isla de Lobos Located 517.6 km NorthWest of the island.
15) El Hierro Located 538.6 km West of the island.
16) Santa Maria Located 842.3 km SouthEast of the island.
17) São Miguel Located 902.3 km SouthEast of the island.
18) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 920.2 km SouthEast of the island.
19) Perejil Island Located 1093.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Terceira Located 1097.1 km SouthEast of the island.
21) São Jorge Located 1141.5 km SouthEast of the island.
22) Pico Located 1154.8 km SouthEast of the island.
23) Peñon de Vélez de la Gomera Located 1174.5 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
24) Graciosa Located 1183 km SouthEast of the island.
25) Faial Located 1205.8 km SouthEast of the island.
26) Peñon de Alhucemas Located 1212.1 km NorthNorthEast of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island.
The land use on the island of Madeira consists of wood 309.6 km2 (42%), nature 198.1 km2 (27%), and agriculture 112.8 km2 (15%),


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