From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Madeira (from Portuguese madeira for "wood") is a Portuguese island located 951 km southwest of Lisbon and 737 km west of the Moroccan Coast in the Atlantic Ocean. It belongs with the smaller island of Porto Santo and the uninhabited island group Ilhas Desertas to the island group Madeira, Together with Ilhas Selva's uninhabited Ilhas, forms the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The inhabitants of Madeira are Madeira and Madeira, the adjective of Madeira is Madeiric. 94.5% of the population of Madeira belong to the Catholic Church. Madeira has about 235,000 inhabitants on an area of 801 km². Of these, 741 km² are made on the main island of Madeira and 42.5 km² on the smaller island Porto Santo, 14.2 km² to the Ilhas Desertas and 3.6 km² to the Ilhas Selvagens. As part of Portugal, Madeira belongs to the territory of the European Union. The time zone is as in the mother country Portugal WEZ and corresponds in the winter Of the coordinated world time (UTC + 0, compared to Central Europe - 1 hour). For the period from the end of March to the end of October, as in the rest of Europe, the Day so that the time difference remains unchanged throughout the year.