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Camacha is located in Madeira
Coordinates: 32°40′44″N 16°50′42″W / 32.679°N 16.845°W / 32.679; -16.845Coordinates: 32°40′44″N 16°50′42″W / 32.679°N 16.845°W / 32.679; -16.845
Country Portugal
Region Madeira
Municipality Santa Cruz
 • Total 19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,449
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)

Camacha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈmaʃɐ]) is a parish in the municipality of Santa Cruz in the island of Madeira. 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 organised football game in Portugal.

The first organised game of football in Portugal took place in 1875 in Camacha, organised 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 at the Hinton family quinta in Camacha in the same "