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The Madeira Islands is a Portuguese autonomous archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean.

The Madeira Islands, known originally to the Romans as the Purple Islands, were ccidentally rediscovered by Portuguese sailors and settled by Portugal in 1418.

It is currently an autonomous region.

Positioned in the Atlantic Ocean, about 360 miles directly west of Morocco, Africa, and 540 miles southwest of Lisbon, Portugal.

Madeira and Porto Santo are the only inhabited islands.

These islands are a popular year-round resort, famed worldwide for their Madeira wine, embroidery artisans, New Years' Eve celebrations with a spectacular fireworks show, a perfect climate, striking scenery and beautiful flowers.

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  • Last visit to Região Autónoma da Madeira: May 2002
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