Santa Luzia (Funchal)
|Civil Parish (Freguesia)|
|Official name: Freguesia da Santa Luzia|
|Name origin: Portuguese for Saint Lucia|
|River||Ribeira da Santa Luzia|
|- elevation||144 m (472 ft)|
|Length||1.82 km (1 mi), Northwest-Southeast|
|Width||1.03 km (1 mi), Southwest-Northeast|
|Area||1.34 km2 (1 sq mi)|
|Density||4,996.27 / km2 (12,940 / sq mi)|
|- location||Calçada da Encarnação, Santa Luzia, Funchal|
|President Junta||José António Freitas Rodrigues|
|- summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
|ISO 3166-2 code||PT-|
|Postal Zone||9050-023 Funchal|
|Area Code & Prefix||(+351) 291 XX XX XX|
|Patron Saint||Santa Luzia|
|Parish Address||Calçada da Encarnação, 1
Location of the parish seat of Santa Luzia de Maria in the municipality of Funchal, island of Madeira
|Wikimedia Commons: Santa Luzia (Funchal)|
|Statistics from INE (2001); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)|
Santa Luzia (Portuguese meaning Saint Lucia) is a parish in the district of Funchal in the Madeira Islands. The population in 2001 is 6,695, its density is 4,996.3/km² and the area is 1.34 km². It is located not far from Funchal. The main industry are businesses.
Santa Luzia, is one of the four urban parishes of Funchal, which, along with Sé, São Pedro and Imaculado Coração de Maria, developed from the concentration of the first settlers to the southern coast. The parish grew out of necessity, since congestion in the parish of Sé had already limited available lands along the coast. The civil parish's name was a consequence of the older parish of Santa Luzia, but created from the dissection of lands in Sé and Nossa Senhora do Monte.
Santa Luzia is boxed in by the Ribeira of João Gomes (whose origin is in the Serra do Poiso in the interior), in the east, and on the west by Ribeira de Santa Luzia (which springs from the area around the Pico do Areeiro and Pico do Escalvado, and is responsible for the volume of spring run-off that flows into the Ribeiro de Cideral, Ribeira dos Frades, Ribeira do Pisão an Ribeira do Til.
Santa Luzia has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, a medical clinic and a square (praça).