Santo António da Serra (Machico)

Santo António da Serra (Machico)

Santo António da Serra (Portuguese for "Saint Anthony" and "mountain range") is a parish in the district of Machico in the Madeira Islands. The population in 2001 is 1,355, its density is 156.6/km² and the area is 8.65 km². It is located ENE of Machico and ENE of Funchal. The main industry are agriculture and fishing. It is connected with a road linking to Machico and to Funchal. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east. The mountains are encircling Santo António da Serra. The nearby parish is not to be confused with another Santo António da Serra in Santa Cruz which is located east southeast of this Santo António da Serra.

Nearest parishes

*Porto da Cruz, the easternmost parish in the island of Madeira, east
*Santa Cruz, south
*Machico and Água de Pena, west

Geography

*Location:
**Latitude: 32.71667 (32°43') N
**Longitude: 16.81667 (16°49') W
*Altitude: 678 m (2,227 m)

Santo António da Serra has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasia, a church and a square ("praça").

External links

*Map and aerial photos
** [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=32.71667&longitude=-16.81667&zoom=6 Street map from Mapquest] or [http://maps.google.com/maps?||=32.71667,-16.81667 Google]
** [http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-16.81667&lat=32.71667&w=750&h=500 Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver]


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