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Funchal, Portugal


Although it's part of Portugal, Funchal is the capital city of Portugal's Madeira archipelago. It is closer to Africa than it is to Europe, located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 900 kilometres west from Morocco. This stunning subtropical island is often compared to Hawaii for its volcanic landscapes, rugged coastline, natural lava swimming pools and botanical wonders.

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Country: Portugal

Continent: Europe

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Population: 111,541

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