Santo António (Funchal)

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Santo António
A view from Pico dos Barcelos above Santo António
A view from Pico dos Barcelos above Santo António
Etymology: Portuguese for Saint Anthony
Santo António is located in Madeira
Santo António
Santo António
Location of the parish seat of Santo António in the municipality of Funchal, island of Madeira
Coordinates: 32°41′29″N 16°56′43″W / 32.69139°N 16.94528°W / 32.69139; -16.94528Coordinates: 32°41′29″N 16°56′43″W / 32.69139°N 16.94528°W / 32.69139; -16.94528
Country Portugal
Region Madeira
IslandMadeira
MunicipalityFunchal
Settlementfl. 1557
Parishc. 1566
Government
 • TypeLAU
 • BodyJunta Freguesia
 • MayorRui Santos
 • President AssembleiaAntónio Rentróia
Area
 • Total22.16 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Elevation
871 m (2,858 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total27,383
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal Zone
9020-117
Area code(s)(+351) 291 XXX XXX
Patron SaintSanto António
Websitewww.jf-santoantonio.pt

Santo António (Portuguese meaning "Saint Anthony") is a civil parish in the northeastern part of the municipality of Funchal on the island of Madeira. It is located about 3 km northwest of central Funchal. The most populous civil parish in the archipelago, it extends into the mountainous interior of the island. The population in 2011 was 27,383,[1] in an area of 22.16 km².[2]

History[edit]

The settlement that existed in this area was primarily small artisan shops, that congregated around a small chapel dedicated to Santo António, in the late 16th century, when it was elevated to ecclesiastical parish. It includes the barrio of Madalena, situated around a now disappeared chapel to Santa Maria Madalena, also Santa Quitéria which is home to Madeira Shopping, the biggest shopping centre on Madeira.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics Portugal". www.ine.pt. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Eurostat". Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo turns 32 - MARCA in English". Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Site oficial do Turismo da Madeira - Cristiano Ronaldo – um craque "Made in Madeira"". www.visitmadeira.pt. Retrieved 24 November 2017.