Sé (Funchal)

(Portuguese for Episcopal see) is a civil parish in the municipality of Funchal, on the island of Madeira. It includes the historical centre of Funchal. The population in 2011 was 2,656,[1] in an area of 3.82 km².[2] Its administrative authority includes the distant, uninhabited Savage Islands, with an area of 2.73 km².

Central Funchal in the parish of Sé, looking towards the marina
Central Funchal in the parish of Sé, looking towards the marina
Coat of arms of Sé
Sé is located in Madeira
Sé
Location in Madeira
Coordinates: 32°38′46″N 16°54′51″W / 32.64611°N 16.91417°W / 32.64611; -16.91417Coordinates: 32°38′46″N 16°54′51″W / 32.64611°N 16.91417°W / 32.64611; -16.91417
Country Portugal
Auton. regionMadeira
IslandMadeira
MunicipalityFunchal
EstablishedSettlement: c. 1415
Parish: c. 1514
Civil parish: c. 1566
Area
 • Total3.82 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,656
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code
9050-443
Area code291
The Cathedral of Funchal, in the center of the Sé parish.

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