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Funchal

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Hidden : 8/26/2011
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Welcome to Funchal!



Português - English below


"(…) Funchal, a que o capitam deo este nome, por se fundar em hum valle fermoso de singular arvoredo, cheyo de funcho até o mar»"

Segundo os antigos cronistas, a designação de Funchal deve-se aos primeiros povoadores que, ao desembarcar neste lugar, depararam com a grande abundância de funcho, uma erva bravia com cheiro adocicado, que abundantemente vegetava no vale, na área do primitivo burgo.
O Funchal é uma cidade portuguesa na ilha da Madeira, capital da Região Autónoma da Madeira, sendo a décima mais populosa cidade de Portugal. A cidade coincide com o seu concelho, e tem 76,15 km² de área e 112 015 habitantes (2011), subdividindo-se em 10 freguesias. A área metropolitana do Funchal, que inclui os concelhos de Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz e Machico tem uma população superior a 225 mil habitantes.
Foi a João Gonçalves Zarco que coube a capitania da cidade em 1424, ano em que se iniciou o povoamento.

English


Funchal is the largest city, the municipal seat and the capital of Portugal's Autonomous Region of Madeira. The city has a population of 100,526 and has been the capital of Madeira for more than five centuries.
The name Funchal, was applied by the first settlers that landed on its shores due to the abundance of wild fennel where, as tradition goes, the primitive burg was built. From the Portuguese word funcho (fennel)+ the suffix -al, to denote [a plantation of __]

"...Funchal, to whom the captain gave this name, because it was founded in a beautiful forested valley, full of fennel up to the sea..."


Da cache podes ver esta paisagem mas na versão actual. Compara o que era a cidade à 80 anos atrás!

From the cache you can see this view but nowadays! Just compare what it was this city 80 years ago!

Se puderes, pratica neste local o CITO!
If you can, just practice here the CITO! (Cache In Trash Out)

PS - Como não vivo na Madeira, a manutenção da cache é feita pelos geocachers bacalhau e zon-ctv.
PS - Since I don't live in Madeira, the maintenance of the cache will be made by geocachers bacalhau and zon-ctv.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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