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Madeira (Portuguese: Madeira) is a Portuguese archipelago consists of the island of the same name and several other small islands located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
It is an autonomous region as the autonomous region of Madeira (Portuguese: Região Autónoma da Madeira) which is the capital Funchal.
The island of Madeira, which is 90% of the land in the archipelago is of volcanic origin and has an eroded profile. Its subtropical climate and its unique landscapes make it a popular tourist destination.
Madeira is attached to the European Union by its status as "autonomous region".
Funchal is the capital of the island of Madeira and the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Portugal) comprising the islands of the archipelago. Port of call on the south coast, it is also the only major city of the island. The area of ''the town is 76.25 km ², and has 111,892 inhabitants (2011). It is administratively divided into 10 municipalities.