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Autonomous Region of Portugal in the archipelago of Madeira Autonomous Region in PortugalMadeiraAutonomous Region FlagCoat of armsEtymology: madeira, Portuguese for woodMotto(s): Das Ilhas as Mais Belas e Livres(English: Of all islands, the most beautiful and free)Location of Madeira relative to Portugal (green) and the rest of the European Union (light green)Coordinates: 32°45′N 17°00′W / 32.75°N 17°W / 32.75; -17Coordinates: 32°45′N 17°00′W / 32.75°N 17°W / 32.75; -17Country PortugalRegionAtlantic OceanSubregionTore-Madeira RidgePositionMadeira Platform,Savage Islands submarine mountSettlementc. 1420Administrative autonomyc. 1895Political autonomy1 July 1976CapitalFunchalMunicipalitiesCalheta, Câmara de Lobos, Machico, Ponta do Sol, Porto Moniz, Porto Santo, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz, Santana, São VicenteGovernment • President (Government)Miguel AlbuquerqueArea • Total741 km2 (286 sq mi)Population (2016) • Total289,000 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)Time zoneUTC+0 (WET) • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)Postal code9XXX-XXXArea code(s)(+351) 291 XXX XXXHDI (2017)0.800[1]very high · 6thDate formatdd-mm-yyyyDriveright-sideDemonymMadeiran; MadeirensePatron SaintNossa Senhora do MonteHoliday1 JulyAnthem A Portuguesa (national) Hino da Madeira (regional)CurrencyEuro (€)[2] detail from CAOP (2010)[3] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)Madeira (/məˈdɪərə/ mə-DEER-ə, also US: /-ˈdɛər-/ -⁠DAIR-,[4][5][6]Portuguese: [mɐˈðejɾɐ, -ˈðɐj-]), officially the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Região Autónoma da Madeira), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal (along with the Azores). It is an archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. Its total population was estimated in 2016 at 289,000. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, which is located on the main island's south coast. The archipelago is just under 400 kilometres (250 mi) north of Tenerife, Canary Islands. Bermuda and Madeira, a few time zones apart, are the only land in the Atlantic on the 32nd parallel north. It includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. The region has political and administrative autonomy through the Administrative Political Statute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira provided for in the Portuguese Constitution. The autonomous region is an integral part of the European Union as an outermost region.[7]Madeira was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Age of Discovery. Today, it is a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about 1.4 million tourists,[8] almost five times its population. The region is noted for its Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, flora and fauna, landscapes (laurel forest) that are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embroidery artisans. The main harbour in Funchal has long been the leading Portuguese port in cruise liner dockings,[9] receiving more than half a million tourists through its main port in 2017,[10] being an important stopover for commercial and trans-Atlantic passenger cruises between Europe, the Caribbean and North Africa. In addition, the International Business Centre of Madeira, also known as the Madeira Free Trade Zone, was created formally in the 1980s as a tool of regional economic policy. It consists of a set of incentives, mainly tax-related, granted with the objective of attracting foreign direct investment based on international services into Madeira.[11] Contents 1 History 1.1 Exploration 1.2 Legend 1.3 Discovery 1.4 Settlement 1.5 World War I 1.6 Autonomy and modern history 2 Geography 2.1 Islands and islets 2.1.1 Madeira Island 3 Climate 4 Flora and fauna 4.1 Madeiran wall lizard 5 Levadas 6 Governance 6.1 Funchal 7 Population 7.1 Demographics 7.2 Diaspora 7.3 Immigration 8 Economy 8.1 Madeira International Business Center 8.2 Regional Government 8.3 Tourism 8.3.1 Whale watching 9 Renewable energy 10 Transport 11 Culture 11.1 Music 11.2 Cuisine 11.3 Beverages 12 Sports 13 Sister provinces 14 Postage stamps 15 Notable people 16 See also 17 References 17.1 Bibliography 18 External links History[edit] Main article: History of Madeira Exploration[edit] Plutarch in his Parallel Lives (Sertorius, 75 AD) referring to the military commander Quintus Sertorius (d. 72 BC), relates that after his return to Cádiz, he met sailors who spoke of idyllic Atlantic islands: "The islands are said to be two in number separated by a very narrow strait and lie 10,000 furlongs (2,011.68 km) from Africa. They are called the Isles of the Blest."[12]Archeological evidence suggests that the islands may have been visited by the Vikings sometime between 900 and 1030.[13] Legend[edit] During the reign of King Edward III of England, lovers Robert Machim and Anna d'Arfet were said to have fled from England to France in 1346. Driven off course by a violent storm, their ship ran aground along the coast of an island that may have been Madeira. Later this legend was the basis of the naming of the city of Machico on the island, in memory of the young lovers.[14] Discovery[edit] Knowledge of some Atlantic islands, such as Madeira, existed before their formal discovery and settlement, as the islands were shown on maps as early as 1339.[15] Statue of João Gonçalves Zarco In 1418, two captains under service to Prince Henry the Navigator, João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, were driven off course by a storm to an island they named Porto Santo (English: holy harbour) in gratitude for divine deliverance from a shipwreck. The following year, an organised expedition, under the captaincy of Zarco, Vaz Teixeira, and Bartolomeu Perestrello, traveled to the island to claim it on behalf of the Portuguese Crown. Subsequently, the new settlers observed "a heavy black cloud suspended to the southwest."[16] Their investigation revealed it to be the larger island they called Madeira.[17] Settlement[edit] Cathedral of Funchal with its tower of 15th-century Gothic style in the background The first Portuguese settlers began colonizing the islands around 1420 or 1425.[18]Grain production began to fall and the ensuing crisis forced Henry the Navigator to order other commercial crops to be planted so that the islands could be profitable.[citation needed] These specialised plants, and their associated industrial technology, created one of the major revolutions on the islands and fuelled Portuguese industry. Following the introduction of the first water-driven sugar mill on Madeira, sugar production increased to over 6,000 arrobas (an arroba was equal to 11 to 12 kilograms) by 1455,[19] using advisers from Sicily and financed by Genoese capital. (Genoa acted as an integral part of the island economy until the 17th century.) The accessibility of Madeira attracted Genoese and Flemish traders, who were keen to bypass Venetian monopolies. "By 1480 Antwerp had some seventy ships engaged in the Madeira sugar trade, with the refining and distribution concentrated in Antwerp. By the 1490s Madeira had overtaken Cyprus as a producer of sugar."[20] Sugarcane production was the primary engine of the island's economy, increasing the demand for labour. African slaves were used during portions of the island's history to cultivate sugar cane, and the proportion of imported slaves reached 10% of the total population of Madeira by the 16th century.[21]Barbary corsairs from North Africa, who enslaved Europeans from ships and coastal communities throughout the Mediterranean region, captured 1,200 people in Porto Santo in 1617.[22][23] After the 17th century, as Portuguese sugar production was shifted to Brazil, São Tomé and Príncipe and elsewhere, Madeira's most important commodity product became its wine.[citation needed]The British first amicably occupied the island in 1801 whereafter Colonel William Henry Clinton became governor.[24] A detachment of the 85th Regiment of Foot under Lieutenant-colonel James Willoughby Gordon garrisoned the island.[25] After the Peace of Amiens, British troops withdrew in 1802, only to reoccupy Madeira in 1807 until the end of the Peninsular War in 1814.[26] In 1856, British troops recovering from cholera, and widows and orphans of soldiers fallen in the Crimean War, were stationed in Funchal, Madeira. World War I[edit] On 31 December 1916, during the Great War, a German U-boat, SM U-38, captained by Max Valentiner, entered Funchal harbour on Madeira. U-38 torpedoed and sank three ships, bringing the war to Portugal by extension. The ships sunk were: CS Dacia (1,856 tons), a British cable-laying vessel.[27]Dacia had previously undertaken war work off the coast of Casablanca and Dakar. It was in the process of diverting the German South American cable into Brest, France.[28] SS Kanguroo (2,493 tons), a French specialized "heavy-lift" transport.[29] Surprise (680 tons), a French gunboat. Her commander and 34 crewmen (including 7 Portuguese) were killed.[30]After attacking the ships, U-38 bombarded Funchal for two hours from a range of about 2 miles (3 km). Batteries on Madeira returned fire and eventually forced U-38 to withdraw.[31]On 12 December 1917, two German U-boats, SM U-156 and SM U-157 (captained by Max Valentiner), again bombarded Funchal.[32] This time the attack lasted around 30 minutes. The U-boats fired 40 4.7-and-5.9-inch (120 and 150 mm) shells. There were three fatalities and 17 wounded; a number of houses and Santa Clara church were hit.[33]Charles I (Karl I), the last Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was exiled to Madeira after the war. Determined to prevent an attempt to restore Charles to the throne, the Council of Allied Powers agreed he could go into exile on Madeira because it was isolated in the Atlantic and easily guarded.[34] He died there on 1 April 1922 and his coffin lies in a chapel of the church in Monte. Autonomy and modern history[edit] On 1 July 1976, following the democratic revolution of 1974, Portugal granted political autonomy to Madeira, celebrated on Madeira Day. The region now has its own government and legislative assembly. On 20 February 2010 at least 42 people died[35] and 100 were injured[36] by the 2010 Madeira floods and mudslides that affected the Island. NASA satellite image of wildfires on the island of Madeira from 19 July 2012 Drought conditions, coupled with hot and windy weather in summer, have caused numerous wildfires in recent years. The largest of the fires in August 2010 burned through 95 percent of the Funchal Ecological Park, a 1,000-hectare preserve set aside to restore native vegetation to the island.[37][38]In July 2012 Madeira was suffering again from severe drought. Wildfires broke out on 18 July, in the midst of temperatures up to 40 °C (more than 100 °F) and high winds. By 20 July, fires had spread to the nearby island of Porto Santo, and firefighters were sent from mainland Portugal to contain the multiple blazes.[39][40][41][42]In October 2012, it was reported that there was a dengue fever epidemic on the island.[43][44] There was a total of 2,168 cases reported of dengue fever since the start in October 2012. The number of cases was on the decline since mid November 2012 and by 4 February 2013, no new cases had been reported.[45]In August 2013, a hospital and some private homes were evacuated as a wildfire approached Funchal. A number of homes were destroyed when the fire hit Monte, a suburb of Funchal.[46][47]In August 2016, wildfires caused over 1,000 people to be evacuated, destroyed 150 homes, and led to the death of three people, all of whom are said to have been elderly.[48][49][50] The wildfires threatened Funchal and other administrative regions of Madeira, such as Calheta. In August 2017, a falling tree killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony. People had gathered outside the Church of Our Lady of Monte in Monte, to celebrate the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption, which takes place on Tuesday and is a public holiday. The Lady of the Mount festival is the island's biggest.[51]As of 2017, Madeira holds a Human Development Index comparable to that of Barbados. In 2019 Madeira island celebrates six centuries since its formal discovery by the Portuguese.[52][53]On 17 April 2019, a tourist bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road in Caniço and overturned. At least 29 people died, all German, while another 27 were injured, including the Portuguese driver and tourist guide. Madeira decreed three days of mourning and both German and Portuguese Foreign Affairs Ministers visited the island on the occasion alongside the Portuguese President, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Elizabeth II expressing their condolences.[54][55][56]As of 2019, Madeira has been awarded 'Europe's Leading Island Destination' five times since 2013 - the exception being 2015 - and four times 'World's Leading Island Destination' since 2015 by the World Travel Awards.[57] Geography[edit] Distribution of the islands of the archipelago (not including the Savage Islands) Sights from Bica da Cana showing Madeira's high orography The archipelago of Madeira is located 520 km (280 nmi) from the African coast and 1,000 km (540 nmi) from the European continent (approximately a one-and-a-half hour flight from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon).[58] Madeira is on the same parallel as Bermuda a few time zones further west in the Atlantic. The two archipelagos are the only land in the Atlantic on the 32nd parallel north. Madeira is found in the extreme south of the Tore-Madeira Ridge, a bathymetric structure of great dimensions oriented along a north-northeast to south-southwest axis that extends for 1,000 kilometres (540 nmi). This submarine structure consists of long geomorphological relief that extends from the abyssal plain to 3500 metres; its highest submersed point is at a depth of about 150 metres (around latitude 36ºN). The origins of the Tore-Madeira Ridge are not clearly established, but may have resulted from a morphological buckling of the lithosphere.[59][60] Islands and islets[edit] Madeira (740.7 km²), including Ilhéu de Agostinho, Ilhéu de São Lourenço, Ilhéu Mole (northwest); Total population: 262,456 (2011 Census). Porto Santo (42.5 km²), including Ilhéu de Baixo ou da Cal, Ilhéu de Ferro, Ilhéu das Cenouras, Ilhéu de Fora, Ilhéu de Cima; Total population: 5,483 (2011 Census). Desertas Islands (14.2 km²), including the three uninhabited islands: Deserta Grande Island, Bugio Island and Ilhéu de Chão. Savage Islands (3.6 km²), archipelago 280 km south-southeast of Madeira Island including three main islands and 16 uninhabited islets in two groups: the Northwest Group (Selvagem Grande Island, Ilhéu de Palheiro da Terra, Ilhéu de Palheiro do Mar) and the Southeast Group (Selvagem Pequena Island, Ilhéu Grande, Ilhéu Sul, Ilhéu Pequeno, Ilhéu Fora, Ilhéu Alto, Ilhéu Comprido, Ilhéu Redondo, Ilhéu Norte).Madeira Island[edit] Main article: Madeira Island Detailed, true-colour image of Madeira. The image shows that deep green laurel forest (laurissilva) survives intact on the steep northern slopes of the island, but in the south, where terrain is gentler, the terracotta colour of towns and the light green colour of agriculture are more dominant The island of Madeira is at the top of a massive shield volcano that rises about 6 km (20,000 ft) from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, on the Tore underwater mountain range. The volcano formed atop an east-west rift[61][62] in the oceanic crust along the African Plate, beginning during the Miocene epoch over 5 million years ago, continuing into the Pleistocene until about 700,000 years ago.[63] This was followed by extensive erosion, producing two large amphitheatres open to south in the central part of the island. Volcanic activity later resumed, producing scoria cones and lava flows atop the older eroded shield. The most recent volcanic eruptions were on the west-central part of the island only 6,500 years ago, creating more cinder cones and lava flows.[63]It is the largest island of the group with an area of 741 km2 (286 sq mi), a length of 57 km (35 mi) (from Ponte de São Lourenço to Ponte do Pargo), while approximately 22 km (14 mi) at its widest point (from Ponte da Cruz to Ponte São Jorge), with a coastline of 150 km (90 mi). It has a mountain ridge that extends along the centre of the island, reaching 1,862 metres (6,109 feet) at its highest point (Pico Ruivo), while much lower (below 200 metres) along its eastern extent. The primitive volcanic foci responsible for the central mountainous area, consisted of the peaks: Ruivo (1,862 m), Torres (1,851 m), Arieiro (1,818 m), Cidrão (1,802 m), Cedro (1,759 m), Casado (1,725 m), Grande (1,657 m), Ferreiro (1,582 m). At the end of this eruptive phase, an island circled by reefs was formed, its marine vestiges are evident in a calcareous layer in the area of Lameiros, in São Vicente (which was later explored for calcium oxide production). Sea cliffs, such as Cabo Girão, valleys and ravines extend from this central spine, making the interior generally inaccessible.[64] Daily life is concentrated in the many villages at the mouths of the ravines, through which the heavy rains of autumn and winter usually travel to the sea.[65] Climate[edit] Madeira has many different bioclimates [66] Based on differences in sun exposure, humidity, and annual mean temperature, there are clear variations between north- and south-facing regions, as well as between some islands. The islands are strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream and Canary Current, giving mild year-round temperatures; according to the Instituto de Meteorologia (IM), the average annual temperature at Funchal weather station is 19.6 °C (67.3 °F) for the 1980–2010 period. Porto Santo has at least one weather station with a semiarid climate (BSh). On the highest windward slopes of Madeira, rainfall exceeds 1,250 mm (50 inches) per year, mostly falling between October and April. In most winters snowfall occurs in the mountains of Madeira. The main Madeira island has areas with an annual average temperature exceeding 20 °C (68 °F) along the coast (according to the Portuguese Meteorological Institute). View from Pico do Arieiro Lava pools[67] in Porto Moniz Porto Santo's lack of higher mountains results in a paradoxical landscape when comparing it with its sister island Madeira The Desertas Islands in the distance at sunrise In some winters snow can occasionally be seen from Funchal, while the temperatures in the city stay mild Accentuated orography produces sui generis climate in Madeira Island Climate data for Funchal, capital of Madeira Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 25.5(77.9) 27.0(80.6) 30.5(86.9) 32.6(90.7) 34.2(93.6) 34.7(94.5) 37.7(99.9) 38.5(101.3) 38.4(101.1) 34.1(93.4) 29.5(85.1) 25.9(78.6) 38.5(101.3) Average high °C (°F) 19.7(67.5) 19.7(67.5) 20.4(68.7) 20.6(69.1) 21.6(70.9) 23.4(74.1) 25.1(77.2) 26.4(79.5) 26.4(79.5) 24.9(76.8) 22.6(72.7) 20.7(69.3) 22.6(72.7) Daily mean °C (°F) 16.7(62.1) 16.6(61.9) 17.2(63.0) 17.5(63.5) 18.6(65.5) 20.6(69.1) 22.2(72.0) 23.2(73.8) 23.2(73.8) 21.8(71.2) 19.6(67.3) 17.9(64.2) 19.6(67.3) Average low °C (°F) 13.7(56.7) 13.4(56.1) 13.9(57.0) 14.4(57.9) 15.6(60.1) 17.7(63.9) 19.2(66.6) 20.0(68.0) 20.0(68.0) 18.6(65.5) 16.6(61.9) 15.0(59.0) 16.5(61.7) Record low °C (°F) 8.2(46.8) 7.4(45.3) 8.1(46.6) 9.8(49.6) 9.7(49.5) 13.2(55.8) 14.6(58.3) 16.4(61.5) 16.6(61.9) 13.4(56.1) 9.8(49.6) 6.4(43.5) 6.4(43.5) Average precipitation mm (inches) 74.1(2.92) 83.0(3.27) 60.2(2.37) 44.0(1.73) 28.9(1.14) 7.2(0.28) 1.6(0.06) 2.0(0.08) 32.9(1.30) 89.5(3.52) 88.8(3.50) 115.0(4.53) 627.2(24.7) Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 12 10 9 8 6 3 1 2 6 9 10 13 87 Mean monthly sunshine hours 167.4 171.1 204.6 225.0 213.9 198.0 244.9 260.4 225.0 204.6 168.0 164.3 2,447.2 Source: Instituto de Meteorologia,[68][69]for Sunshine hours data Flora and fauna[edit] Madeira island is home to several endemic plant and animal species. In the south, there is very little left of the indigenous subtropical rainforest that once covered the whole island[citation needed] (the original settlers set fire to the island to clear the land for farming) and gave it the name it now bears (Madeira means "wood" in Portuguese). However, in the north, the valleys contain native trees of fine growth. These "laurisilva" forests, called lauraceas madeirense, notably the forests on the northern slopes of Madeira Island, are designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The paleobotanical record of Madeira reveals that laurisilva forest has existed in this island for at least 1.8 million years.[70] Critically endangered species such as the vine Jasminum azoricum[71] and the rowan Sorbus maderensis are endemic to Madeira. Madeiran wall lizard[edit] Madeiran wall lizard (Lacerta dugesii) captured in Levada do Norte, Madeira Main article: Lacerta dugesii The Madeiran wall lizard (Lacerta dugesii) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. The species is endemic to the Island where it is very common, and is the only small lizard, ranging from sea coasts to altitudes of 1,850 metres (6,070 ft). It is usually found in rocky places or among scrub and may climb into trees. It is also found in gardens and on the walls of buildings. It feeds on small invertebrates such as ants and also eats some vegetable matter. The tail is easily shed and the stump regenerates slowly. The colouring is variable and tends to match the colour of the animal's surroundings, being some shade of brown or grey with occasionally a greenish tinge. Most animals are finely flecked with darker markings. The underparts are white or cream, sometimes with dark spots, with some males having orange or red underparts and blue throats, but these bright colours may fade if the animal is disturbed.[72] The Madeiran wall lizard grows to a snout-to-vent length of about 8 cm (3.1 in) with a tail about 1.7 times the length of its body. Females lay two to three clutches of eggs in a year with the juveniles being about 3 cm (1.2 in) when they hatch.[72] Levadas[edit] A levada Main article: Levada The island of Madeira is wet in the northwest, but dry in the southeast. In the 16th century the Portuguese started building levadas or aqueducts to carry water to the agricultural regions in the south. Madeira is very mountainous, and building the levadas was difficult and often convicts or slaves were used.[73] Many are cut into the sides of mountains, and it was also necessary to dig 25 miles (40 km) of tunnels, some of which are still accessible. Today the levadas not only supply water to the southern parts of the island, but provide hydro-electric power.[74] There are over 1,350 miles (2,170 km) of levadas and they provide a network of walking paths. Some provide easy and relaxing walks through the countryside, but others are narrow, crumbling ledges where a slip could result in serious injury or death. Since 2011, some improvements have been made to these pathways, after the 2010 Madeira floods and mudslides[75] on the Island, to clean and reconstruct some critical parts of the island, including the levadas. Such improvements involved the continuous maintenance of the water streams, cementing the trails, and positioning safety fences on dangerous paths.[76]Two of the most popular levadas to hike are the Levada do Caldeirão Verde and the Levada do Caldeirão do Inferno, which should not be attempted by hikers prone to vertigo or without torches and helmets. The Levada do Caniçal is a much easier walk, running 7.1 miles (11.4 km) from Maroços to the Caniçal Tunnel. It is known as the mimosa levada, because "mimosa" trees, (the colloquial name for invasive acacia) are found all along the route. Governance[edit] Map of the European Union in the world, with overseas countries and territories (OCT) and outermost regions (OMR) for which Madeira is included Administratively, Madeira (with a population of 267,302 inhabitants in 2011[77]) and covering an area of 768.0 km2 (296.5 sq mi) is organised into eleven municipalities:[78] Municipality Population(2011)[77] Area Main settlement Parishes Funchal[79] 111,892 75.7 km2 (29.2 sq mi) Funchal 10 Santa Cruz[80] 43,005 68.0 km2 (26.3 sq mi) Santa Cruz 5 Câmara de Lobos 35,666 52.6 km2 (20.3 sq mi) Câmara de Lobos 5 Machico 21,828 67.6 km2 (26.1 sq mi) Machico 5 Ribeira Brava 13,375 64.9 km2 (25.1 sq mi) Ribeira Brava 4 Calheta 11,521 110.3 km2 (42.6 sq mi) Calheta 8 Ponta do Sol 8,862 46.8 km2 (18.1 sq mi) Ponta do Sol 3 Santana 7,719 93.1 km2 (35.9 sq mi) Santana 6 São Vicente 5,723 80.8 km2 (31.2 sq mi) São Vicente 3 Porto Santo[81] 5,483 42.4 km2 (16.4 sq mi) Vila Baleira 1 Porto Moniz 2,711 82.6 km2 (31.9 sq mi) Porto Moniz 4 Funchal[edit] Main article: Funchal Partial view of the capital as seen from the mountains above it Funchal is the capital and principal city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira. It is a modern city, located within a natural geological "amphitheatre" composed of vulcanological structure and fluvial hydrological forces. Beginning at the harbour (Porto de Funchal), the neighbourhoods and streets rise almost 1,200 metres (3,900 ft), along gentle slopes that helped to provide a natural shelter to the early settlers. Population[edit] Demographics[edit] See also: Demographics of Madeira The island was settled by Portuguese people, especially farmers from the Minho region,[82] meaning that Madeirans (Portuguese: Madeirenses), as they are called, are ethnically Portuguese, though they have developed their own distinct regional identity and cultural traits. The region has a total population of just under 270,000, the majority of whom live on the main island of Madeira where the population density is 337/km2; meanwhile only around 5,000 live on the Porto Santo island where the population density is 112/km2. About 247,000 (96%) of the population are Catholic and Funchal is the location of the Catholic cathedral.[83] Diaspora[edit] Main article: Portuguese diaspora Madeirans migrated to the United States, Venezuela, Brazil, British Guiana, St. Vincent and Trinidad.[84][85] Madeiran immigrants in North America mostly clustered in the New England and mid-Atlantic states, Toronto, Northern California, and Hawaii. The city of New Bedford is especially rich in Madeirans, hosting the Museum of Madeira Heritage, as well as the annual Madeiran and Luso-American celebration, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, the world's largest celebration of Madeiran heritage, regularly drawing crowds of tens of thousands to the city's Madeira Field. Many Portuguese immigrants in Hawaii were Madeiran In 1846, when a famine struck Madeira over 6,000 of the inhabitants migrated to British Guiana. In 1891 they numbered 4.3% of the population.[86] In 1902 in Honolulu, Hawaii there were 5,000 Portuguese people, mostly Madeirans. In 1910 this grew to 21,000.[87]1849 saw an emigration of Protestant religious exiles from Madeira to the United States, by way of Trinidad and other locations in the West Indies. Most of them settled in Illinois[88] with financial and physical aid of the American Protestant Society, headquartered in New York City. In the late 1830s the Reverend Robert Reid Kalley, from Scotland, a Presbyterian minister as well as a physician, made a stop at Funchal, Madeira on his way to a mission in China, with his wife, so that she could recover from an illness. The Rev. Kalley and his wife stayed on Madeira where he began preaching the Protestant gospel and converting islanders from Catholicism.[89] Eventually, the Rev. Kalley was arrested for his religious conversion activities and imprisoned. Another missionary from Scotland, William Hepburn Hewitson, took on Protestant ministerial activities in Madeira. By 1846, about 1,000 Protestant Madeirenses, who were discriminated against and the subjects of mob violence because of their religious conversions, chose to immigrate to Trinidad and other locations in the West Indies in answer for a call for sugar plantation workers.[90] The Madeirenses exiles did not fare well in the West Indies. The tropical climate was unfamiliar and they found themselves in serious economic difficulties. By 1848, the American Protestant Society raised money and sent the Rev. Manuel J. Gonsalves, a Baptist minister and a naturalized U.S. citizen from Madeira, to work with the Rev. Arsenio da Silva, who had emigrated with the exiles from Madeira, to arrange to resettle those who wanted to come to the United States. The Rev. da Silva died in early 1849. Later in 1849, the Rev. Gonsalves was then charged with escorting the exiles from Trinidad to be settled in Sangamon and Morgan counties in Illinois on land purchased with funds raised by the American Protestant Society. Accounts state that anywhere from 700 to 1,000 exiles came to the United States at this time.[91][92]There are several large Madeiran communities around the world, such as the number in the UK, including Jersey,[93] the Portuguese British community mostly made up of Madeirans celebrate Madeira Day. Immigration[edit] Madeira is part of the Schengen Area. The Venezuelan (14.4%), British (14.2%), Brazilian (12.1%) and German (7.0%) nationalities constituted the largest foreign communities residing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira in 2017. The Venezuelan community showed a sharp increase (38.0%). In terms of geographical distribution, it is in Funchal that the foreign population mainly concentrates (59.2% of the total of the Region), followed by Santa Cruz (13.8%), Calheta (7.3%) and Porto Santo (4.0%). The foreign population with resident status in the Autonomous Region of Madeira totaled 6,720 (up by 10.0% from 2016), distributed between residence permits (6,692) and long-stay visas (28).[94] Economy[edit] Madeira International Business Center[edit] Caniçal on the left and Madeira Free Trade Zone on the right Main article: International Business Center of Madeira The setting-up of a free trade zone, also known as the Madeira International Business Center (MIBC) has led to the installation, under more favorable conditions, of infrastructure, production shops and essential services for small and medium-sized industrial enterprises. The International Business Centre of Madeira comprises presently three sectors of investment: the Industrial Free Trade Zone, the International Shipping Register – MAR and the International Services. Madeira's tax regime has been approved by the European Commission as legal State Aid and its deadline has recently been extended by the E.C. until the end of 2027. The International Business Center of Madeira, also known as Madeira Free Trade Zone, was created formally in the 1980s as a tool of regional economic policy. It consists of a set of incentives, mainly of a tax nature, granted with the objective of attracting inward investment into Madeira, recognized as the most efficient mechanism to modernize, diversify and internationalize the regional economy. The decision to create the International Business Center of Madeira was the result of a thorough process of analysis and study. Other small island economies, with similar geographical and economic restraints, had successfully implemented projects of attraction of foreign direct investment based on international services activities, becoming therefore examples of successful economic policies. Since the beginning, favorable operational and fiscal conditions have been offered in the context of a preferential tax regime, fully recognized and approved by the European Commission in the framework of State aid for regional purposes and under the terms for the Ultra-peripheral Regions set in the Treaties, namely Article 299 of the Treaty on European Union. The IBC of Madeira has therefore been fully integrated in the Portuguese and EU legal systems and, as a consequence, it is regulated and supervised by the competent Portuguese and EU authorities in a transparent and stable business environment, marking a clear difference from the so-called "tax havens" and "offshore jurisdictions", since its inception. In 2015, the European Commission authorized the new state aid regime for new companies incorporated between 2015 and 2020 and the extension of the deadline of the tax reductions until the end of 2027. The present tax regime is outlined in Article 36°-A of the Portuguese Tax Incentives Statute. Available data clearly demonstrates the contribution that this development programme has brought to the local economy over its 20 years of existence: impact in the local labor market, through the creation of qualified jobs for the young population but also for Madeiran professionals who have returned to Madeira thanks to the opportunities now created; an increase in productivity due to the transfer of know how and the implementation of new business practices and technologies; indirect influence on other sectors of activity: business tourism benefits from the visits of investors and their clients and suppliers, and other sectors such as real estate, telecommunications and other services benefit from the growth of their client base; impact on direct sources of revenue: the companies attracted by the IBC of Madeira represent over 40% of the revenue in terms of corporate income tax for the Government of Madeira and nearly 3.000 jobs, most of which qualified, among other benefits. Also there are above average salaries paid by the companies in the IBC of Madeira in comparison with the wages paid in the other sectors of activity in Madeira.[95] Regional Government[edit] Madeira has been a significant recipient of European Union funding, totaling up to €2 billion. In 2012, it was reported that despite a population of just 250,000, the local administration owes some €6 billion.[96] Furthermore, the Portuguese treasury (IGCP) assumed Madeira's debt management between 2012 and 2015. The region continues to work with the central government on a long-term plan to reduce its debt levels and commercial debt stock. Moody's notes that the region has made significant fiscal consolidation efforts and that its tax revenue collection has increased significantly in recent years due to tax rate hikes. Madeira's tax revenues increased by 41% between 2012 and 2016, helping the region to reduce its deficit to operating revenue ratio to 10% in 2016 from 77% in 2013.[97] Tourism[edit] The manufactured coastal beach of Calheta: replacing the dark rock/sand of the volcanic island with beach sand. Tourism is an important sector in the region's economy, contributing 20%[98] to the region's GDP, providing support throughout the year for commercial, transport and other activities and constituting a significant market for local products. The share in Gross Value Added of hotels and restaurants (9%) also highlights this phenomenon. The island of Porto Santo, with its 9 km (5.6 mi) long beach and its climate, is entirely devoted to tourism. Visitors are mainly from the European Union, with German, British, Scandinavian and Portuguese tourists providing the main contingents. The average annual occupancy rate was 60.3% in 2008,[99] reaching its maximum in March and April, when it exceeds 70%. Whale watching[edit] Whale watching has become very popular in recent years. Many species of dolphins, such as common dolphin, spotted dolphin, striped dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, short-finned pilot whale, and whales such as Bryde's whale, Sei whale,[100]fin whale, sperm whale, beaked whales can be spotted near the coast or offshore.[101] Renewable energy[edit] Electricity on Madeira is provided solely through EEM (Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, SA, which holds a monopoly for the provision of electrical supply on the autonomous region) and consists largely of fossil fuels, but with a significant supply of seasonal hydroelectricity from the levada system, wind power and a small amount of solar. In 2011, renewable energy formed 26.5% of the electricity used in Madeira. Transport[edit] Main article: Transport in Madeira A ferry makes daily trips between Madeira and Porto Santo. The Islands have two airports, Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport and Porto Santo Airport, on the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo respectively. From Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport the most frequent flights are to Lisbon. There are also direct flights to over 30 other airports in Europe and nearby islands.[102]Transport between the two main islands is by plane, or ferries from the Porto Santo Line,[103] the latter also carrying vehicles. Visiting the interior of the islands is now easy thanks to construction of the Vias Rápidas, major roads that cross the island. Modern roads reach all points of interest on the islands. Funchal has an extensive public transportation system. Bus companies, including Horários do Funchal, which has been operating for over a hundred years, have regularly scheduled routes to all points of interest on the island. Culture[edit] Music[edit] See also: Music of Madeira Bailinho da Madeira Folklore music in Madeira is widespread and mainly uses local musical instruments such as the machete, rajao, brinquinho and cavaquinho, which are used in traditional folkloric dances like the bailinho da Madeira. Emigrants from Madeira also influenced the creation of new musical instruments. In the 1880s, the ukulele was created, based on two small guitar-like instruments of Madeiran origin, the cavaquinho and the rajao. The ukulele was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and Cape Verde.[104] Three immigrants in particular, Madeiran cabinet makers Manuel Nunes, José do Espírito Santo, and Augusto Dias, are generally credited as the first ukulele makers.[105] Two weeks after they disembarked from the SS Ravenscrag in late August 1879, the Hawaiian Gazette reported that "Madeira Islanders recently arrived here, have been delighting the people with nightly street concerts."[106] Cuisine[edit] "Lapas", the true limpet species Patella vulgata Because of the geographic situation of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean, the island has an abundance of fish of various kinds. The species that are consumed the most are espada (black scabbardfish), blue fin tuna, white marlin, blue marlin, albacore, bigeye tuna, wahoo, spearfish, skipjack tuna and many others are found in the local dishes as they are found up and down the coast of Madeira.[107] Espada is often served with banana. Bacalhau is also popular, as it is in Portugal. There are many meat dishes on Madeira, one of the most popular being espetada.[108] Espetada is traditionally made of large chunks of beef rubbed in garlic, salt and bay leaf and marinated for 4 to 6 hours in Madeira wine, red wine vinegar and olive oil then skewered onto a bay laurel stick and left to grill over smouldering wood chips. These are so integral a part of traditional eating habits that a special iron stand is available with a T-shaped end, each branch of the "T" having a slot in the middle to hold a brochette (espeto in Portuguese); a small plate is then placed underneath to collect the juices. The brochettes are very long and have a V-shaped blade in order to pierce the meat more easily. It is usually accompanied with the local bread called bolo do caco. Other popular dishes in Madeira include açorda, feijoada, carne de vinha d'alhos. Traditional pastries in Madeira usually contain local ingredients, one of the most common being mel de cana, literally "sugarcane honey" (molasses). The traditional cake of Madeira is called Bolo de Mel, which translates as (Sugarcane) "Honey Cake" and according to custom, is never cut with a knife, but broken into pieces by hand. It is a rich and heavy cake. The cake commonly well known as "Madeira Cake" in England also finds its naming roots in the Island of Madeira. Malasadas are a Madeiran creation that were taken around the world by emigrants to places such as Hawaii. In Madeira, Malasadas are mainly consumed during the Carnival of Madeira. Pastéis de nata, as in the rest of Portugal, are also very popular. Milho frito is a very popular dish in Madeira that is very similar to the Italian dish polenta. Açorda Madeirense is another popular local dish. The island of Madeira is famous for the quality of its cherimoya fruits.[109][110] The Annona Festival is traditional and occurs annually in the parish of Faial. This event encourages the consumption of this fruit and its derivatives, such as liqueurs, puddings, ice cream and smoothies.[111] Beverages[edit] Main article: Madeira wine Bottles of Madeira labelled by the different grape varieties used to produce the many styles of wine Coral Beer, produced since 1872[112] in the Island's main brewery, has achieved several Monde Selection medals Madeira is a fortified wine, produced in the Madeira Islands; varieties may be sweet or dry. It has a history dating back to the Age of Exploration when Madeira was a standard port of call for ships heading to the New World or East Indies. To prevent the wine from spoiling, neutral grape spirits were added. However, wine producers of Madeira discovered, when an unsold shipment of wine returned to the islands after a round trip, that the flavour of the wine had been transformed by exposure to heat and movement. Today, Madeira is noted for its unique winemaking process that involves heating the wine and deliberately exposing the wine to some levels of oxidation.[113] Most countries limit the use of the term Madeira to those wines that come from the Madeira Islands, to which the European Union grants Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.[114]A local beer called Coral is produced by the Madeira Brewery, which dates from 1872. It has achieved 2 Monde Selection Grand Gold Medals, 24 Monde Selection Gold Medals and 2 Monde Selection Silver Medals.[112] Other alcoholic drinks are also popular in Madeira, such as the locally created Poncha, Niquita, Pé de Cabra, Aniz, as well as Portuguese drinks such as Macieira Brandy, Licor Beirão. Laranjada is a type of carbonated soft drink with an orange flavour, its name being derived from the Portuguese word laranja ("orange"). Launched in 1872 it was the first soft drink to be produced in Portugal, and remains very popular to the present day. Brisa drinks, a brand name, are also very popular and come in a range of flavours. There is also a huge coffee culture in Madeira. Like in mainland Portugal, popular coffee-based drinks include Garoto, Galão, Bica, Café com Cheirinho, Mazagran, Chinesa and many more. Sports[edit] Main article: Sport in Madeira Sister provinces[edit] Madeira Island has the following sister provinces:  Italy: Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley (1987)  Jersey: Bailiwick of Jersey (1998)  South Africa: Eastern Cape Province  South Korea: Jeju Province (2007)  Gibraltar: Gibraltar (2009) [115]Postage stamps[edit] Main article: Postage stamps and postal history of Madeira Portugal has issued postage stamps for Madeira during several periods, beginning in 1868. Notable people[edit] Cristiano Ronaldo, born in Madeira, was the 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 FIFA World Player of the Year Joe Berardo is a businessman, stock investor, speculator and art collector. He is also one of the wealthiest people in Portugal. The following people were either born or have lived part of their lives in Madeira: Charles I of Austria, last Emperor of Austria and last King of Hungary, deposed monarch, died in exile on Madeira in 1922 António de Abreu, naval officer and navigator Miguel Albuquerque, third and current President of the Regional Government Nadia Almada, a winner of the British reality show Big Brother Joe Berardo, Portuguese millionaire, and art collector Rubina Berardo, Portuguese politician Menasseh Ben Israel, Jewish rabbi. Jaime Ornelas Camacho, first and former President of the Regional Government Pedro Macedo Camacho, composer Catarina Fagundes, Olympic athlete for windsurf Vânia Fernandes, Portuguese singer who represented Portugal in Eurovision 2008 José Vicente de Freitas, military general and politician Vasco da Gama Rodrigues, poet, born in Paul do Mar Teodósio Clemente de Gouveia, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church George Walter Grabham, geologist Herberto Hélder, poet Moisés Henriques, former Australian Under-19 Captain and current NSW Blues and Australian international Twenty20 cricketer Alberto João Jardim, second President of the Regional Government Luís Jardim, producer of music Paul Langerhans, German pathologist and biologist Fátima Lopes, fashion designer José Tolentino Mendonça, priest, theologian, poet, archbishop Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, former Archbishop of the former Portuguese colonial enclave Goa (in India) Lloyd Mathews, British naval officer, politician and abolitionist Dionísio Pestana, president of the Pestana Group Rigo 23, artist João Rodrigues, Olympic windsurfer Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus F.C., Portugal John Santos, photographer Ana da Silva, founding member of post-punk band The Raincoats Manoel Dias Soeyro or Menasseh Ben Israel (1604–1657), Sephardi rabbi and publisher Bernardo Sousa, rally driver in the WRC Artur de Sousa Pinga, former CS Marítimo and FC Porto football player Maximiano de Sousa (Max), popular singer, born in Funchal Virgílio Teixeira, actor José Travassos Valdez, 1st Count of Bonfim, governor during 1827–1828See also[edit] "Have Some Madeira M'Dear" List of birds of Madeira Madeira Islands Open, an annual European Tour golf tournament Surfing in Madeira Ribeiro Frio, a village on the island of MadeiraPortugal portalGeography portal References[edit] ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". 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London: Cassell.External links[edit] Madeiraat Wikipedia's sister projects Definitions from Wiktionary Media from Wikimedia Commons News from Wikinews Quotations from Wikiquote Texts from Wikisource Textbooks from Wikibooks Travel guide from Wikivoyage Resources from Wikiversity Wikimedia Atlas of Madeira Madeira's Government Website Madeira at CurlieGeographic locale vte Statistical divisions of PortugalNorte RegionMetropolitan areas PortoIntermunicipal communities Alto Minho Alto Tâmega Ave Cávado Douro Tâmega e Sousa Terras de Trás-os-MontesCentro RegionIntermunicipal communities Beira Baixa Beiras e Serra da Estrela Médio Tejo Oeste Região de Aveiro Região de Coimbra Região de Leiria Viseu Dão LafõesLisboa RegionMetropolitan areas LisbonAlentejo RegionIntermunicipal communities Alentejo Litoral Alentejo Central Alto Alentejo Baixo Alentejo Lezíria do TejoAlgarve RegionIntermunicipal communities AlgarveAutonomous Regions Azores MadeiraAll these divisions are further subdivided into municipalities and parishes. vteDistricts and autonomous regions of PortugalDistricts Aveiro Beja Braga Bragança Castelo Branco Coimbra Évora Faro Guarda Leiria Lisboa Portalegre Porto Santarém Setúbal Viana do Castelo Vila Real ViseuAutonomous regions Azores Madeira vteCountries and territories of North AfricaSovereign states  Algeria  Egypt  Libya  Morocco  Sudan  TunisiaPartially recognized state Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicTerritoriesMorocco/SADRWestern Sahara1Spain Canary Islands Ceuta2 Melilla2 Alboran Alhucemas2 Chafarinas2 Vélez de la Gomera2Portugal Madeira Savage Islands3Sudan/Egypt Hala'ib Triangle4 Wadi Halfa Salient4 Bir Tawil5Sudan/South Sudan Abyei6 Kafia Kingi6Italy Pantelleria Pelagie IslandsLibya/Chad Aouzou Strip7Morocco/Spain Perejil81Entirely claimed by both Morocco and the SADR. 2Spanish exclaves claimed by Morocco. 3Portuguese archipelago claimed by Spain. 4Disputed between Sudan and Egypt. 5Terra nullius located between Egypt and Sudan. 6Disputed between Sudan and South Sudan. 7Part of Chad, formerly claimed by Libya. 8Disputed between Morocco and Spain International membership vteOutlying territories of European countriesTerritories under European sovereignty but closer to or on continents other than Europe (see inclusion criteria for further information).Denmark GreenlandFrance Clipperton Island French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern and Antarctic Lands Adélie Land Crozet Islands Île Amsterdam Île Saint-Paul Kerguelen Islands Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean Guadeloupe Martinique Mayotte New Caledonia Réunion Saint Barthélemy Saint Martin Saint Pierre and Miquelon Wallis and FutunaItaly Pantelleria Pelagie Islands Lampedusa Lampione LinosaNetherlands Aruba Caribbean Netherlands Bonaire Saba Sint Eustatius Curaçao Sint MaartenNorway Bouvet Island Peter I Island Queen Maud LandPortugal Azores MadeiraSpain Canary Islands Ceuta Melilla Plazas de soberanía Chafarinas Islands Peñón de Alhucemas Peñón de Vélez de la GomeraUnited Kingdom Anguilla Bermuda British Antarctic Territory British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Falkland Islands Montserrat Pitcairn Islands Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Turks and Caicos Islands vtePortuguese overseas empireNorth Africa 15th century 1415–1640 Ceuta 1458–1550 Alcácer Ceguer (El Qsar es Seghir) 1471–1550 Arzila (Asilah) 1471–1662 Tangier 1485–1550 Mazagan (El Jadida) 1487–16th century Ouadane 1488–1541 Safim (Safi) 1489 Graciosa 16th century 1505–1541 Santa Cruz do Cabo de Gué (Agadir) 1506–1525 Mogador (Essaouira) 1506–1525 Aguz (Souira Guedima) 1506–1769 Mazagan (El Jadida) 1513–1541 Azamor (Azemmour) 1515–1541 São João da Mamora (Mehdya) 1577–1589 Arzila (Asilah) Sub-Saharan Africa 15th century 1455–1633 Anguim 1462–1975 Cape Verde 1470–1975 São Tomé1 1471–1975 Príncipe1 1474–1778 Annobón 1478–1778 Fernando Poo (Bioko) 1482–1637 Elmina (São Jorge da Mina) 1482–1642 Portuguese Gold Coast 1508–15472 Madagascar3 1498–1540 Mascarene Islands 16th century 1500–1630 Malindi 1501–1975 Portuguese Mozambique 1502–1659 Saint Helena 1503–1698 Zanzibar 1505–1512 Quíloa (Kilwa) 1506–1511 Socotra 1557–1578 Accra 1575–1975 Portuguese Angola 1588–1974 Cacheu4 1593–1698 Mombassa (Mombasa) 17th century 1645–1888 Ziguinchor 1680–1961 São João Baptista de Ajudá 1687–1974 Bissau418th century 1728–1729 Mombassa (Mombasa) 1753–1975 Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe19th century 1879–1974 Portuguese Guinea 1885–1974 Portuguese Congo5 1 Part of São Tomé and Príncipe from 1753.2 Or 1600.3 A factory (Anosy Region) and small temporary coastal bases.4 Part of Portuguese Guinea from 1879.5 Part of Portuguese Angola from the 1920s.Middle East [Persian Gulf] 16th century 1506–1615 Gamru (Bandar Abbas) 1507–1643 Sohar 1515–1622 Hormuz (Ormus) 1515–1648 Quriyat 1515–? 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