Ilhéu Grande

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Ilhéu Grande
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 14°57′54″N 24°41′56″W / 14.965°N 24.699°W / 14.965; -24.699Coordinates: 14°57′54″N 24°41′56″W / 14.965°N 24.699°W / 14.965; -24.699
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Length 2.3 km (1.43 mi)
Width 1.1 km (0.68 mi)
Highest elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Cape Verde
Concelhos (Municipalities) Brava
Population 0

Ilhéu Grande is an uninhabited island of Cape Verde. It is the largest of the Ilhéus Secos islet group, located 4 km west of Ilhéu de Cima, the other main islet of the group, and 7 km north of the island Brava. They are administratively a part of the Brava municipality.

The islet is a volcanic seamount and features rocky coastlines. It is mostly barren but has some scattered vegetation.[1] Its length is around 2.3 km from southwest to northeast and the width is approximately 1.1 km from southeast to northwest. The island is an integral nature reserve.[2]


  1. ^ "CV009: Ilhéus do Rombo". Sites - Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Nature reserves of Cape Verde