Wednesday, October 12, 2016


...Beautiful map showing a lush green island...known as the "Pearl or the Garden of the Atlantic"... a tropical archipelago with a wonderful subtropical climate and breathtaking scenery...Thanks Anastasia!! ㋡

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. The archipelago consists of 1 large and several smaller islands; Madeira, Porto Santo, Deserted and Savage islands.The capital and largest city is Funchal.

The landscape remembers its volcanic origin and it is the largest island of this archipelago with an area of 741 km2 (286 sq mi), a length of 57 km (35 mi) while approximately 22 km (14 mi) at its widest point.

Since 1976, the archipelago has been one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal , the other being the Azores. It is an outermost region of the European Union.


Madeira - Self Adhesive
(Issued 19-01-2015)

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