São Filipe, Cape Verde (municipality)

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São Filipe
Municipality
Location of São Filipe
Coordinates: 14°56′N 24°26′W / 14.93°N 24.43°W / 14.93; -24.43Coordinates: 14°56′N 24°26′W / 14.93°N 24.43°W / 14.93; -24.43
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
Area
 • Total 228.84 km2 (88.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 22,227
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)

São Filipe is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the western part of the island of Fogo, it covers 49% of the island area, and is home to 60% of its population. Its seat is the town São Filipe. The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):

History[edit]

It was created in 1991, when the older Municipality of Fogo was split in two, the southwestern part becoming the Municipality of São Filipe and the northeastern part becoming the Municipality of Mosteiros. In 2005, an eastern parish of the municipality was split off to become the Municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo.

Demography[edit]

Population of São Filipe, Cape Verde (municipality) (1940—2010)
1940[2][3] 1950[2][3] 1960[2][3] 1970[2][3] 1980[2][3] 1990[2][4] 2000[5][4] 2010[1]
23022 17582 25615 29412 30978 25571 27886 22227

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Source: Statoids
  3. ^ a b c d e Includes the population of the present-day Mosteiros and Santa Catarina do Fogo municipalities.
  4. ^ a b Includes the population of the present-day Santa Catarina do Fogo municipality.
  5. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.