Porto Santo (Madeira)

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Coordinates: 33°4′36″N 16°20′40″W / 33.07667°N 16.34444°W / 33.07667; -16.34444
Porto Santo
Vila Baleira
Municipality (Concelho)
Flag
Coat of arms
Official name: Concelho do Porto Santo
Name origin: Portuguese for holy port
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Madeira
Island Porto Santo
Center Farrobo
 - elevation 92 m (302 ft)
 - coordinates 33°4′36″N 16°20′40″W / 33.07667°N 16.34444°W / 33.07667; -16.34444
Highest point Pico do Castelo
 - elevation 402 m (1,319 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 42.59 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population 5,483 (2011)
Density 129 / km2 (334 / sq mi)
Settlement fl. 1500
 - Municipality c. 1835
 - Vila/Town 6 August 1996
LAU Câmara Municipal
 - location Rua Dr. Nuno Silvestre Texeira
President Roberto Paulo Cardoso da Silva
Municipal Chair Joana Justa Rosário Coelho
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone 9400-000
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 291 XXX XXX
Location of the municipality of Porto Santo, in the archipelago of Madeira
Website: http://www.cm-portosanto.com

Porto Santo is the only municipality of the island of Porto Santo, in the Portuguese Madeiran archipelago. It was elevated to city status on 6 August 1996. The only parish of the municipality is also named Porto Santo. The population in 2011 was 5,483,[1] in an area of 42.59 km².[2] The main settlement on the island is Vila Baleira.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Porto Santo Island
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17
(63)
17
(63)
18
(64)
18
(65)
19
(67)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(76)
24
(76)
22
(72)
20
(68)
18
(65)
20.1
(68.5)
Average low °C (°F) 14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(58)
16
(60)
18
(64)
19
(67)
21
(69)
21
(69)
19
(66)
17
(62)
16
(60)
16.9
(62.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
43
(1.7)
43
(1.7)
23
(0.9)
13
(0.5)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
23
(0.9)
46
(1.8)
64
(2.5)
53
(2.1)
377
(14.8)
Source: Weatherbase [3]
Vila Baleira, Porto Santo's capital

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