Achadas da Cruz

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Coordinates: 32°50′28″N 17°12′36″W / 32.84111°N 17.21000°W / 32.84111; -17.21000
Achadas da Cruz
Civil Parish
Achadas da Cruz, Madeira - Jan 2012 - 02.jpg
Parish church and cemetery of Achadas da Cruz
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Official name: Freguesia das Achadas da Cruz
Name origin: Portuguese for low plateau of the cross
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Madeira
Island Madeira
Municipality Porto Moniz
Localities Achadas da Cruz, Quebrada Nova
Center Achadas da Cruz
 - elevation 705 m (2,313 ft)
 - coordinates 32°50′28″N 17°12′36″W / 32.84111°N 17.21000°W / 32.84111; -17.21000
Highest point
 - elevation 1,023 m (3,356 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 7.88 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population 159 (2011)
Density 20 / km2 (52 / sq mi)
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Sítio da Igreja
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone 9270-013
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 291 XXX XXX
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora do Livramento
Location of the parish seat of Achadas da Cruz in the municipality of Porto Moniz, island of Madeira
Wikimedia Commons: Achadas da Cruz

Achadas da Cruz is a civil parish in the municipality of Porto Moniz in the Portuguese island of Madeira.The population in 2011 was 159,[1] in an area of 7.88 km².[2] It is situated on the north-western coast of the island. No children have been born in the parish between 2001 and 2009.[3]

The fields of Quebrada Nova, as seen from the cable car along the western coast of Achadas da Cruz

Architecture[edit]

  • Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Livramento

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