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Vale de Machico

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Hidden : 2/15/2013
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MACHICO, o concelho apresenta dominância de declives médios, com uma excepção notável – o vale de Machico (onde os declives são suaves e moderados), formado por duas cadeias de montanhas, a Este o Pico do Facho, a Oeste o planalto da Queimada, (onde os declives são suaves e moderados). Ainda de realçar duas zonas onde o declive se atenua consideravelmente sendo moderado a sul do Porto da cruz (na bacia hidrográfica da Ribeira do Juncal) e na zona do Caniçal (sobretudo na bacia da Ribeira da Palmeira).

   Verificam-se diferenças entre o litoral e o interior do concelho: no litoral o clima é mais quente e seco, sendo os terrenos áridos e bravios; à medida que se caminha para o interior o clima torna-se mais fresco e húmido e prolifera avegetação.

Apesar de ser, essencialmente, uma área de costa, banhado a norte, este e sul pelo oceano Atlântico, a sua morfologia é marcada por vários montes e serras, entre outras a do Castanho (589 m), a do Pedreiro (792 m), Pico da Coroa (738 m) e Penha de Águia (590 m).

MACHICO, the county has dominance of middle slopes, with one notable exception - the valley of Machico (where the slopes are gentle to moderate), formed by two mountain ranges, the East Peak of the Torch, the plateau west of Burnt, (where the slopes are gentle to moderate). Still to highlight two areas where the slope eases being moderated considerably south of Porto Cross (in the basin of the Ribeira do Juncal) and in the area of reed beds (especially in the basin of the Ribeira da Palmeira).

    There are differences between the coast and the interior of the county: the coastal climate is warmer and drier, and the land barren and wild, as it moves inland the climate becomes cooler and moist and proliferates avegetação.

Despite being essentially an area of coast, bathed north, east and south by the Atlantic Ocean, its morphology is marked by several hills and mountains, among others that of Brown (589 m) at the Mason (792 m) , Crown Peak (738 m) and Penha Eagle (590 m).

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