São Vicente, Cape Verde

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São Vicente
Native name:
Sonsent

Nickname: Ilha do Porto Grande (island of Porto Grande)
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São Vicente is located in Cape Verde
São Vicente
São Vicente
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°W / 16.850; -24.967Coordinates: 16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°W / 16.850; -24.967
Area226.7 km2 (87.5 sq mi)
Length24.3 km (15.1 mi)
Width16.3 km (10.13 mi)
Highest elevation744 m (2441 ft)
Highest pointMonte Verde
Administration
MunicipalitySão Vicente
Largest settlementMindelo
Demographics
Population81,014 (2015)
Pop. density357/km2 (925/sq mi)
Additional information
Official websitewww.cmsv.cv

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.[1] 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).

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