San Vicente ( port. São Vicente ) - a village in the north of the island of Madeira , in the island of Madeira Autonomous region of Madeira ( Portugal ), with a population of 3336 people (2001). It is the administrative center of the district of the same name (municipality) with an area of 78.70 km² and a population of 6198 people (2001)  , which borders in the west with the municipality of Porto Moniz , in the north - washed by the Atlantic Ocean , in the east it borders with the municipality of Santana, on south - with the municipalities of Camara di Lobos , Ribeira Brava , Ponta do Sol .
|History and geography|
|Population||6,198 people ( 2001 )|
|Density||79 p / km²|
|Postcode||9240 - 225|
In the past (before the charter of autonomy came into being in Madeira in 1976), the settlement was part of the Funchal Administrative District.
The patron saint of the village is San San Vicente de Zaragoza San Vicente Martir ( port. São Vicente de Saragoça São Vicente Mártir ).
Holiday village - January 22 .
The status of the village - from 1744. Throughout its existence, the municipality of San Vicente has been subjected to administrative and territorial reform several times.
|The population of the municipality by year|
The composition of the municipality
The municipality includes the following areas:
- Boaventura ( port. Boaventura )
- Ponta Delgada ( port. Ponta Delgada )
- San Vicente ( port. São Vicente )
The economy of the municipality is dominated by the primary sector of the economy , represented by agriculture. Its southwestern part is extremely mountainous where animal husbandry is concentrated. The main type of transport are buses and taxis.
In terms of tourism, caves and a volcanic center ( port. Grutas e Centro do Vulcanismo de São Vicente ), which was opened in 1996, are popular . They have audiovisual equipment explaining the island's geomorphology. The cost of a ticket without benefits for adults to the volcanic center is 8 euros. In addition, on the territory of the municipality there are several observation platforms with picturesque panoramas of the island.
Center of the village of San Vicente
View of the cave inside
At the entrance to San Vicente
Panoramic view of the village