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Ribeira Brava

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Things to do: historic sites, museums
Ribeira Brava is a municipality on the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of Madeira. It is located along the southern coast (approximately center), and is west of Câmara de Lobos and the regional capital Funchal, and south of Sao Vicente The population in 2011 was 13,375, in an area of 65.41 km².GeographyThe municipality's namesake, the Ribeira Brava ravine and river valley extends from the slopes of the west-central mountains of Madeira. Its waters provide the primary sources of drinking-water (a small reservoir collect surface run-off) to the area and electricitiy to the island of Madeira. Approximately ten tributaries feed this river, whose course ends in the Serra de Água, and much later empties into the Atlantic along the village's coast.The primary urban agglomerations are the four civil parishes, constituted with their own local government. They include: Campanário Ribeira Brava Serra de Água TabuaBuildings and structuresThe Centro Desportivo da Madeira stadium is located in the municipality.
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