List of cities and towns in Cape Verde
Here are list of cities in Cape Verde. In Cape Verde, the urban settlements had different names as of August 2010, according to their importance. The settlements of bigger importance (generally the more populated ones) were called “cities”. The settlements of relative importance (for instance, all the municipalities seats) were called “towns”. The settlements of lesser importance are called “villages”.
Praia on the island of Santiago which is home to over half of the Cape Verdean population, remains the largest city in Cape Verde with approximately 25% of the Cape Verdean population, followed by Mindelo on the Sao Vicente island.
The following table includes population data of the old Cape Verdean cities, with data from 1990, 2000 and 2010.
|Old Cities in Cape Verde|
|4.||Porto Novo||4,867||7,685||9,430||Porto Novo|
|5.||São Filipe||5,616||7,860||8,125||São Filipe|
New Cities in Cape Verde
The following table includes population data of 24 Cape Verdean cities of which 19 were towns as of August 2010. Note: The number of cities in Cape Verde as of August 2010 are twenty four, including two major towns on the islands of Sal and Santo Antao (Santa Maria, Sal) and (Ribeira Grande, Cape Verde) also known as "Puvuason". Every seat of a Cape Verdean municipality has been designated a city.
|New Cities in Cape Verde|
|1.||Pedra Badejo||5,302||8,519||10,700||Santa Cruz|
|4.||Ribeira Brava||1,899||5,495||5,550||Ribeira Brava|
|5.||Calheta de São Miguel||2,599||4,967||5,400||São Miguel|
|6.||Vila do Maio||1,573||2,664||3,150||Maio|
|7.||Ribeira Grande||2,550||2,980||2,950||Ribeira Grande|
|8.||Cidade Velha||2,148||—||—||Ribeira Grande de Santiago|
|9.||Sal Rei||1,522||2,024||2,650||Boa Vista|
|10.||São Domingos||—||1,600||1,850||São Domingos|
|13.||Ponta do Sol||1,505||1,760||1,750||Ribeira Grande|
|16.||Cova Figueira||—||—||—||Santa Catarina do Fogo|
|17.||João Teves||—||—||—||São Lourenço dos Órgãos|
|18.||Picos||—||—||—||São Salvador do Mundo|
|19.||Tarrafal de São Nicolau||—||—||—||Tarrafal de São Nicolau|
- Instituto Nacional de Estatistica de Cabo Verde
- World Gazetteer – Population of the towns and cities in Cape Verde