Facts about Madeira and Porto Santo Islands

Facts about Madeira and Porto Santo Islands

500km from Africa 1000km from Lisbon – flight: 1.5 hours; Atlantic Ocean Area: 741km2 – 57km x 22km H ighest point – Pico Ruivo 1861m Origin – Volcanic Population – around 255 000 Population Density – 337 / km2 Capital – Funchal Climate – Temperate Average temperatures Air– Winter: 17 ºC; Summer: 23 ºC Sea – Winter: 18 ºC; Summer: 22 ºC Facts about Porto Santo Northeast from Madeira 40km from Funchal Atlantic Ocean Area: 50km2 – 11km x 7km Highest point – Pico do Facho 517m Origin – Volcanic Population – around 4 474 Population Density – 112 / km2 Centre – Vila Baleira Climate – Temperate Average Temperatures Air – Winter: 17 ºC; Summer: 23 ºC Sea – Winter: 18 ºC; Summer: 22 ºC


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