Maio, Cape Verde

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Maio
Native name:
Djarmai
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Maio is located in Cape Verde
Maio
Maio
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates15°13′N 23°10′W / 15.217°N 23.167°W / 15.217; -23.167Coordinates: 15°13′N 23°10′W / 15.217°N 23.167°W / 15.217; -23.167
Area274.5 km2 (106.0 sq mi)
Length24.1 km (14.98 mi)
Width16.3 km (10.13 mi)
Highest elevation436 m (1,430 ft)
Highest pointMonte Penoso
Administration
MunicipalityMaio
Largest settlementPorto Inglês
Demographics
DemonymMaiense
Population6980 (2015)
Pop. density25.4 /km2 (65.8 /sq mi)
Additional information
Official websitewww.municipiodomaio.cv

Maio is an island of Cape Verde. It is the easternmost of the Sotavento group. The island forms one municipality. The island’s main town is Porto Inglês.

The island was discovered in 1460. The tallest mountain on the island (436 m) is near the east coast.[1] It is in a mountain range named Monte Penoso.

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