Tuesday, 11 September 2012


Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, and is the outermost rgion of the EU. The archipelago comprises the major part of one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal, that includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. The archipelago has the population of about 250,000 inhabitants with Funchal as the largest city.
Madeira is a popular tourist resort, s, noted for its Madeira wine, flowers, landscapes and embroidery artisans, as well as for its annual New Year celebrations that feature the largest fireworks show in the world, as officially recognized by the Guinness World Records. It's also the second richest region of Portugal, just after Lisbon.

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