Jardim do Mar

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Coordinates: 32°44′19″N 17°12′40″W / 32.73861°N 17.21111°W / 32.73861; -17.21111
Jardim do Mar
Civil Parish
Derelict sugar refinery, Jardim do Mar, Madeira.jpg
A derelict sugar refinery on the coastal promenade of Jardim do Mar
Official name: Freguesia do Jardim do Mar
Name origin: Portuguese for garden of the sea
Country  Portugal
Region  Madeira
Island Madeira
Municipality Calheta
Center Jardim do Mar
 - elevation 50 m (164 ft)
 - coordinates 32°44′19″N 17°12′40″W / 32.73861°N 17.21111°W / 32.73861; -17.21111
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area .74 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 202 (2011)
Density 273 / km2 (707 / sq mi)
LAU Junta Freguesia
 - location Caminho da Piedade, 13
President Junta Acácio Fernando Felix de Sousa (PPD-PSD)
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone 9370-412
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 291 XXX XXX
Patron Saint Nossa Senhora do Rosário
Location of the parish seat of Jardim do Mar in the municipality of Calheta, island of Madeira
Wikimedia Commons: Jardim do Mar

Jardim do Mar (Portuguese for garden of the sea) is a civil parish in the western part of the municipality of Calheta in the archipelago of Madeira. The population in 2011 was 204,[1] in an area of 0.74 km².[2] It is approximately 3 kilometres (1.86 mi) northwest of Calheta.

Geography[edit]

Jardim do Mar is a sliver of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the cliffs of the neighbouring parish of Prazeres, and accessed by a single roadway and tunnel system to Prazeres and Estreito da Calheta.

The waves break large and surfing is enjoyed here by experienced surfers.

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