Porto Novo, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Porto Novo
Municipality
Location of Porto Novo
Coordinates: 17°02′N 25°10′W / 17.04°N 25.16°W / 17.04; -25.16Coordinates: 17°02′N 25°10′W / 17.04°N 25.16°W / 17.04; -25.16
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
Area
 • Total 564.3 km2 (217.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 17,906
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)

Porto Novo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the southern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers 72% of the island area, and is home to 41% of its population. Its capital is the town Porto Novo. The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):

Its highest point, which is also the highest point of the entire island, is Topo da Coroa, elevation 1,979 m.

History[edit]

The municipality Porto Novo was created in 1971 when the older Municipality of Santo Antão was redivided in 3 municipalities: Ribeira Grande, Paul and Porto Novo.

Demography[edit]

Population of Porto Novo, Cape Verde (municipality) (1940—2010)
1940[2] 1950[2] 1960[2] 1970[2] 1980[2] 1990[2] 2000[3] 2010[4]
10366 7565 10683 13750 13236 14873 17191 17906

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Source: Statoids
  3. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.
  4. ^ "2010 Census results Santo Antão". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 23 March 2014.