Boa Entrada

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Boa Entrada
Boa Entrada is located in Cape Verde
Boa Entrada
Coordinates: 15°06′54″N 23°40′05″W / 15.115°N 23.668°W / 15.115; -23.668Coordinates: 15°06′54″N 23°40′05″W / 15.115°N 23.668°W / 15.115; -23.668
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Municipality Santa Catarina
Civil parish Santa Catarina
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,119

Boa Entrada is a settlement in the central part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated 2 km north of Assomada. The area is intensively cultivated, especially with sugarcane, with many mango trees.

Kapok tree[edit]

There is a very large kapok tree near the village of Boa Entrada, standing at the bottom of a valley, 400 m above sea level. It is the largest tree on Santiago and, probably, in the whole of the Republic of Cape Verde. The kapok tree is about 25 m high and was identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a colony of purple herons.[2] In 2005 it was reported that the tree had died and no longer supported the heron colony.[3]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kapok tree, Boa Entrada". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Batty, Chris (2005). "Cape Verde Islands 24th February-7th March 2005". Bird Trip Reports. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 

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