Pedra de Lume

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Pedra de Lume
Pedra Lume CV.jpg
Pedra de Lume is located in Cape Verde
Pedra de Lume
Coordinates: 16°45′47″N 22°53′42″W / 16.763°N 22.895°W / 16.763; -22.895Coordinates: 16°45′47″N 22°53′42″W / 16.763°N 22.895°W / 16.763; -22.895
Country Cape Verde
Island Sal
Municipality Sal
Civil parish Nossa Senhora das Dores
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 329

Pedra de Lume (also Pedra do Lume,[2][source needs translation] Cape Verde Creole: Pedra di Lumi[citation needed]) is a village in the northeastern part of the island of Sal, Cape Verde. The village is situated on the east coast, about 5 km east of the island capital Espargos. Pedra de Lume has been famous for its salterns[2] which began around the 18th century.

The crater lake

The Pedra de Lume crater is around 500 m in radius and is an extinct volcano. The area features salt evaporation ponds built over a natural salt lake that formed through infiltration of water from the sea, since the base of the crater is below the sea level. The salt extraction is currently inactive.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b José Joaquim Lopes de Lima, Francisco Maria Bordalo (1844). Ensaios sobre a statistica das possessões portuguezas na Africa occidental e oriental; na Asia occidental; na China, e na Oceania: escriptos de Ordem do Governo de sua Magestade Fidelissima a Senhora D. Maria II por José Joaquim Lopes de Lima .... Imprensa Nacional. p. 182. "[...] e ha nellas egualmente muito sal, quer nas salinas naturaes da Ilha do Maio, ni de Pedra do Lume da Ilhn do Sal, o nas do Norte da Boa Vista, quer nas palinas artificiaes que ha nas mesmas Ilhas, a producção das quaes ao todo se calcula em 16 a 18$ moios, correspondentes a 48, e 54 mil da medida de Lisboa." 

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