Caracterization of Ponta do Pargo

Caracterization of Ponta do Pargo

Pargo is the name of a fish (sea bream) that exists in the seas of Madeira, and that abounds in that coastal area. For that reason, the first settlers called the most western part of Madeira Island Ponta do Pargo.

Ponta do Pargo stands out from the remaining parish councils for the extension of its tableland.

The civil parish keeps its charm all year round, and hosts several religious festivities. Festa do Pêro is the largest exhibition of the municipality.

According to the 2001 Census, Ponta do Pargo has about 1145 inhabitants.

The main economic activities of the civil parish include fishery, agriculture and cattle breeding.

The climate is slightly variable during the winter and the summer.


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