São Jorge, Cape Verde
|Municipality:||São Filipe, Ilha do Fogo, Cape Verde
|Distance from the island capital:||about 20 km northeast
of São Filipe
about 200 m
São Jorge (Portuguese meaning Saint George, in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: San Jorji), is a village and a small harbour located approximately 20 km northeast of São Filipe, the capital of Fogo, Cape Verde.
São Jorge is linked to the other villages by a good road encircling the island. Several times a day, the village can be reached by aluguer busses from São Filipe and from Mosteiros. The busses do not circulate according to a fixed schedule, as they depart as soon as there are enough passengers.
There are a school and a few small shops in São Jorge, but no hotel or guesthouse.
Ponta da Salina is close to the village. It is a small natural harbour and a bay with basalt rock formations one of which looks like a natural arch. There are some natural swimming pools and a dark sand beach where swimming is possible if the sea is not too rough.
There is a sightworthy old cemetery, which is surrounded by a wall, close to the beach. Most of the graves have very simple wooden crosses without any names.
The area around São Jorge consists of dry farmlands. The rest of the area is slopey and features grasslands and rocks. The mountain that includes Chã das Caldeiras is located to the South.
- Reitmeier, Pitt: Cabo Verde, p.391. Bielefeld 2009.
- Lipps, Susanne: Kapverdische Inseln, p.256. Ostfildern 2009.