Madeira how big is the island

How long and wide is Madeira Island?

Madeira Island, the largest of the group, is 34 miles (55 km) long, has a maximum width of 14 miles (22 km) and a coastline of about 90 miles (144 km), and rises in the centre to Ruivo Peak (6,106 feet [1,861 metres] above sea level).

Is Madeira bigger than the Isle of Wight?

The island of Madeira is about three times the size of the U.S. island of Nantucket, twice the area of the British Isle of Wight and slightly larger than Singapore island. Together with the islands of Porto Santo and Desertas and the Selvagens—Madeira forms an autonomous region of the country of Portugal.

How long is Madeira in KM?

57 km

Madeira is the largest island of the group with an area of 741 km2 (286 sq mi), a length of 57 km (35 mi) (from Ponta de São Lourenço to Ponta do Pargo), while approximately 22 km (14 mi) at its widest point (from Ponta da Cruz to Ponta de São Jorge), with a coastline of 150 km (90 mi).

How long does it take to drive around Madeira?

approximately 4 hours

Can you drive around Madeira? Yes you can. It takes approximately 4 hours to drive without stops around Madeira. But note that there are shortcuts and several other main roads on the island to cut your driving time and help reach your point of interest faster.

What is the population of Madeira Island?

Madeira is geologically located on the African Tectonic Plate, though the archipelago is culturally, economically and politically European. Its total population was estimated in 2021 at 251,060. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, which is located on the main island’s south coast.


Are there beaches in Madeira?

Did you know that there are sandy beaches on Madeira Island? Madeira Island is not usually known for being a beach destination, unlike Porto Santo, famous for its golden sands (click here to know more about the sand properties of Porto Santo), however, Madeira beaches will surprise you!