Coordinates: 32°40′44″N 16°50′42″W / 32.679°N 16.845°W / 32.679; -16.845
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Coat of arms of Camacha
Camacha is located in Madeira
Location in Madeira
Coordinates: 32°40′44″N 16°50′42″W / 32.679°N 16.845°W / 32.679; -16.845
Country Portugal
Auton. regionMadeira
MunicipalitySanta Cruz
 • Total19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
 • Total7,449
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code

Camacha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈmaʃɐ]) is a parish in the municipality of Santa Cruz, on the southeastern part of Madeira Island. It is situated in the mountainous interior of the island, 3 km north of Caniço, 7 km northeast of Funchal and 6 km west of Santa Cruz. The population in 2011 was 7,449,[1] in an area of 19.77 km2.[2]

Monument in Camacha, celebrating the first ever organized football game in Portugal

The first organized game of football in Portugal took place in 1875 in Camacha, organized by the Madeira-born Harry Hinton.[3]


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ Madeira: The islands and their Wines - Page 17 "The son of William Hinton, Harry Hinton was educated in England and as an 18-year-old student, brought the first football to Madeira in 1875. The first game of football in Portugal was played near the Hinton family quinta in Camacha."