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Madeira Islands

(Encyclopedia)Madeira Islands mədērˈə, –dârˈə [key], archipelago (1991 pop. 257,692), 308 sq mi (798 sq km), autonomous region of Portugal, in the Atlantic Ocean c.350 mi (560 km) off Morocco. Madeira, the...

Fortunate Isles

(Encyclopedia)Fortunate Isles or Isles of the Blest, in classical and Celtic legend, islands in the Western Ocean. There the souls of favored mortals were received by the gods and lived happily in a paradise. Belie...

Funchal

(Encyclopedia)Funchal fo͞onshälˈ [key], city, capital of Funchal dist., on Madeira island, Portugal. A busy ...

Madeira, river, Bolivia and Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Madeira mədāˈrə [key], river, c.2,100 mi (3,380 km) long, formed by the junction of the Beni and Mamoré rivers on the Bolivia-Brazil border. It flows north along the border for c.60 mi (100 km), ...

Auckland Islands

(Encyclopedia)Auckland Islands, small uninhabited group (234 sq mi/606 sq km), S Pacific, c.300 mi (480 km) S of Stewart Island, New Zealand, to which they belong. There is a nature preserve for birds and sea mamma...

Austral Islands

(Encyclopedia)Austral Islands ôˈstrəl [key], volcanic island group, South Pacific, part of French Polynesia. They are sometimes known as the Tubuai Islands. The group comprises ...

Apostle Islands

(Encyclopedia)Apostle Islands, group of more than 20 wooded islands, in Lake Superior, off N Wis. Madeline, 13 mi (21 km) long, is the largest island and has the group's only settlement, La Pointe. Noted for their ...

Aran Islands

(Encyclopedia)Aran Islands ărˈən [key], 18 sq mi (47 sq km), Co. Galway, W Republic of Ireland, in Galway Bay. The three islands are Inishmore (the largest), Inisheer, and Inishmaan. The islands are barren; farm...

Aroe Islands

(Encyclopedia)Aroe Islands: see Aru Islands, Indonesia. ...

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