São Vicente, Cape Verde
|Native name: |
Nickname: Ilha do Porto Grande (island of Porto Grande)
|Coordinates||16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°WCoordinates: 16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°W|
|Area||226.7 km2 (87.5 sq mi)|
|Length||24.3 km (15.1 mi)|
|Width||16.3 km (10.13 mi)|
|Highest elevation||744 m (2441 ft)|
|Highest point||Monte Verde|
|Pop. density||357/km2 (925/sq mi)|
São Vicente is an island of Cape Verde. It is in the Barlavento Islands group. São Vicente was discovered by the Portuguese discoverer Diogo Afonso on 22 January 1462.
92% of the island population lives in the urban area of Mindelo. It is on the Porto Grande Bay. Mindelo is the capital city of the municipality.
São Vicente has a hot and dry climate. The average annual temperature in Mindelo is 23.6 °C (74 °F).