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A view of Machico Town Hall that apparently dates from the first part of the last century.

Machico is a city and municipality in the south-east part of the island of Madeira, in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The easternmost municipality on the island, it is also the third most populous area; its population was 21,828 in 2011. The town, proper, had a population of 10,894 in 2001.

On 1 July 1419, João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira disembarked on the beach of Machico, beginning the era of Portuguese discoveries. A commemorative plaque marks the spot.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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