Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira.
The Azores are an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the Macaronesian region, located in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately 1500 km from the coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The archipelago is a seismically active area.
Madeira is a Portuguese volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean located off the northern coast of Africa. It is situated 860 km south-west of mainland Portugal. The last laurel trees growing in Madeira have been included on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Both of these archipelagos constitute autonomous regions with their regional governments.