Thursday, 30 July 2015

Portugal: Madeira

This nice card shows Funchal, the capital of Madeira at New Year's Eve. Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located in the north Atlantic Ocean, west and slightly south of Portugal. Its total population was estimated in 2011 at 267.785. It is just under 400 kilometres (250 mi) north of Tenerife, Canary Islands. Since 1976, the archipelago has been one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal (the other being the Azores, located to the northwest). It includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. It is an outermost region of the European Union.



Stamp:
Traditional Feasts (from a set of three) - Issued: 03-10-2011


I got another card from Madeira, but it was not send. It was a present from a colleague of my mother. It shows the Botannical Garden of Funchal.



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