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Paul do Mar

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Paul do Mar

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Paul do Mar is a parish in the municipality of Calheta, Madeira, Portugal. The population in 2001 was 885, with a density of 520.6 inhabitants/km² for an area of 1.7 square kilometres (1 sq mi).

It is located about 3 km from Calheta and about 1 km from Fajã da Ovelha. Calheta has an important art centre (Casa das Mudas)[1] and the typical facilities that you would expect in a small town. The main activity in Paul do Mar is fishing and agriculture, particularly, banana-growing.

Paul do Mar has shops, a small supermarket, bars, restaurants, a patisserie/bakery, a school, Catholic church, a health centre, a bank, a football ground, a four-star hotel and a range of self-catering holiday houses and flats.

In 2001 Paul do Mar was one of the venues for the World Surfing Championships.[2], and is also a renowned spot for whale and dolphin watching. File:Http://

Source: [1]