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Extensive Definition

There are 10 Roman Catholic parishes in Funchal region. The most populated is Santo António.
The British cemetery (or "Protestant Cemetery") in Funchal is located by the Holy Trinity Church. It contains the remains of a number of famous people, including Paul Langerhans, the discover of the insulin-producing islets in the pancreas which bear his name. http://www.holytrinity-madeira.com/html/the_cemetery.html

History

In the early 1400s, Álvaro Fernandes was the commander of Funchal.
In the 16th century Funchal was important as a stopping place between the Indies and the New World, and was known as a wealthy place. It was also the port for Madeiran sugar and wine.

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