Ilhéu de Sal Rei

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Ilhéu de Sal Rei
Ilhéu de Sal Rei.jpg
Ilhéu de Sal Rei seen from Sal Rei, Boa Vista
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 16°10′16″N 22°55′48″W / 16.171°N 22.930°W / 16.171; -22.930Coordinates: 16°10′16″N 22°55′48″W / 16.171°N 22.930°W / 16.171; -22.930
Area 0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Length 1.9 km (1.18 mi)
Width 0.8 km (0.5 mi)
Highest elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Country
Cape Verde
Municipality Boa Vista
Demographics
Population 0

Ilhéu de Sal Rei is an uninhabited islet near the coast of Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde. It is located 1 km southwest of the island capital Sal Rei. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Boa Vista. Its length is 1.9 km from northwest to southeast and approximately 0.8 km from southwest to northeast. The island has a lighthouse. A narrow strait to its northeast separates it from Boa Vista island. On the south tip of the island the ruined Portuguese fort Duque de Bragança is situated. In 1818, a pirate ship from South America seized the fort.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kapverdische Inseln, Dumont Reisetaschenbuch, 3. Oplaag, 2007, ISBN 978-3-7701-5968-0