City of Ponta do Sol in madeira.

Ponta do Sol (In English: Point or centre of the Sun) is a region or municipality which is situated in the southwestern coastal shoreline of the famous island named Madeira, in archipelago of Madeira. As the name now a day’s suggests significantly– a bigger and one of the most important districts where you will get a chance to discover more sun during the time than in some other piece of the island. It brags stunning scenes and incorporates the three other wards named as the Ponta do Sol, Canhas and finally Madalena do Mar.

The grand total local population gathering was 8,862 in 2011, in an average range of 46.19 km².  Settlement of the Ponta do Sol started so quickly just after the disclosure of the Madeira Island, around in 1420 or so.

Ponta do Sol is situated in between Ribeira Brava and Calheta, on the southwest bank of the Madeira, having connection with the capital Funchal and encompassing groups and communities by the fundamental territorial local street.

Broadened timberlands and the high level of Paúl da Serra are the highlights to visit here. Beside the local gatherings of the Ponta do Sol, it offers phenomenal showering conditions, despite of the fact that you won’t discover sand here… in any case, even a pebbled shoreline. The major shorelines are those from Madalena do Mar, Anjos, Lugar de Baixo and Ponta do Sol.

The municipal region is crossed by a couple of walker climbing trails, that are more often than not to take after the levadas (In English: reservoir conduits or aqueducts) conveying water flow from the mountains.


Officially, the municipal city government is situated in the ward or parish of Ponta do Sol, though the local neighborhood government is taken care of the three areas as follows:

  • Canhas
  • Madalena do Mar
  • Ponta do Sol – in 2011, the ward having total population of 4,577 tenants, in an average of 27.45 km²

Traditionally and historically, the primary income source in this locality has been agricultural farming, catching fish and trading. Ponta do Sol’s primarily main harbor, though small was a significant business passage towards the western region of the island. These import – export organizations have cultivated the making of new exercises in what turned into the focal part of the group and made a continuous stream of products into the hinterland, (as example, neighborhood and imported merchandising products).

Now a day, business performance and activities have been scattered throughout all the different districts, while the port territory of Ponta do Sol has been declined significantly its importance. In this place, the economy of the district has been also scattered to different areas, especially in the Canhas, which were basically named agrarian wards, yet have formed into essential financial hubs, while as yet holding its provincial traditional scene. While agribusiness remains the essential social movement in the inside, and the fisheries business has been avoided fundamentally, development and modern ventures have vanished in a noticeable manner in the region. The administration service business, especially for tourism, has cut out a bit of the salary income stream, with amazing lodgings or private hotels situated in the countryside and in the urban areas.

Photo by Allie Caulfield, available under a Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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