Madeira: Main Facts
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Geographical Location of Madeira
The archipelago of Madeira lies in the Atlantic Ocean, 360 miles (580 km) from the coast of Africa, and 535 miles (861 km) from Lisbon, Portugal.
Land/Sea Boundaries of Madeira
The Madeira archipelago is in the Atlantic Ocean, and though Madeira is nearer to the African coast than mainland Europe, it belongs to Portugal.
Language of Madeira
Portuguese is the first language of Madeira, but most people speak English in the main tourist areas such as Funchal. You may need a phrasebook if you head into rural areas of Madeira.
Currency in Madeira
Portugal adopted the Euro in 1999, and that is the currency used in Madeira.