Boa Vista, Cape Verde

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Boa Vista
Nickname: Ilha das dunas (island of the dunes)
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Boa Vista is located in Cape Verde
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Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates16°6′N 22°48′W / 16.100°N 22.800°W / 16.100; -22.800Coordinates: 16°6′N 22°48′W / 16.100°N 22.800°W / 16.100; -22.800
ArchipelagoCape Verde
Area631.1 km2 (243.7 sq mi)
Length30.8 km (19.14 mi)
Width28.9 km (17.96 mi)
Highest elevation387 m (1,270 ft)
Highest pointMonte Estância
Administration
MunicipalityBoa Vista
Largest settlementSal Rei
Demographics
Population14,451 (2015)
Pop. density22.9 /km2 (59.3 /sq mi)
Additional information
Official websitewww.municipiodaboavista.com

Boa Vista is and island that belongs to the Cape Verde Islands. The capital city is Sal Rei.

Boa Vista is famous for its large beaches like Atalanta, Cabral, Chaves, and Ervatão. Its main river is the Ribeira do Rabil.[1] Boa Vista is also notable for its desert Deserto de Viana and its dune fields.

The uninhabited island Boa Vista was discovered by António de Noli and Diogo Gomes in 1460.[2]

Municipality[change | change source]

Administratively, the island of Boa Vista is covered by one municipality. This municipality has 2 civil parishes: Santa Isabel and São João Baptista.

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