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The city of Funchal is located on the southern side of the island of Madeira within a natural amphitheater of mountains rising to 2000 meters.

Funchal has enjoyed the status of a city since 1508, and was long considered one of the most important cities in the Portuguese Kingdom.

In the mid-eighteenth century, Funchal had a population of about 5000 and served as a market place for vegetables, fruit and fish.
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Places: Funchal Road | Madeira
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Created: 25 February 2004

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000357

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