Santo Antão, Cape Verde

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Santo Antão
Nickname: Ilha das montanhas (island of the mountains)
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Santo Antão is located in Cape Verde
Santo Antão
Santo Antão
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates17°04′12″N 25°10′16″W / 17.070°N 25.171°W / 17.070; -25.171
Area785 km2 (303 sq mi)
Length42.8 km (26.59 mi)
Width24.0 km (14.91 mi)
Highest elevation1,979 m (6,493 ft)
Highest pointTope de Coroa
Administration
Concelhos (Municipalities)Paul, Porto Novo, Ribeira Grande
Largest settlementPorto Novo
Demographics
Population38,200 (2019)
Pop. density48.66 /km2 (126.03 /sq mi)

Santo Antão is the westernmost island of Cape Verde. It is in the Barlavento Islands group. Its population was 38,200 in mid 2019.[1] Its largest city is Porto Novo on the south coast.[2]

The island was discovered in 1461 or 1462 by Diogo Afonso, together with the islands of São Vicente and São Nicolau.[3]

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

The island is divided in three municipalities. These are divided into civil parishes:


References[change | change source]

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Cabo Verde (web).
  2. "2010 Census results Santo Antão". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  3. Valor simbólico do centro histórico da Praia, Lourenço Conceição Gomes, Universidade Portucalense, 2008

Coordinates: 17°04′12″N 25°10′16″W / 17.070°N 25.171°W / 17.070; -25.171