Caniço (Santa Cruz)

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Caniço
Parish
Caniço is located in Madeira
Caniço
Caniço
Coordinates: 32°39′04″N 16°50′28″W / 32.651°N 16.841°W / 32.651; -16.841Coordinates: 32°39′04″N 16°50′28″W / 32.651°N 16.841°W / 32.651; -16.841
Country Portugal
Region Madeira
Municipality Santa Cruz
Area
 • Total 11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,368
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)

Caniço (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈnisu]) is a parish in the municipality of Santa Cruz in the Madeira Islands. It was elevated to city status in 2005. The population in 2011 was 23,368,[1] in an area of 11.99 km².[2] Caniço is connected to the urban sprawl of Funchal and is larger than the seat of the municipality. It is located 6 km east of Funchal.

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