Tarrafal de São Nicolau, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Tarrafal de São Nicolau
Municipality
Location of Tarrafal de São Nicolau
Coordinates: 16°36′N 24°21′W / 16.60°N 24.35°W / 16.60; -24.35Coordinates: 16°36′N 24°21′W / 16.60°N 24.35°W / 16.60; -24.35
Country Cape Verde
Island São Nicolau
Area
 • Total 119.8 km2 (46.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 5,205
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)

Tarrafal de São Nicolau is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the western part of the island of São Nicolau, it covers 35% of the island area, and is home to 41% of its population. Its capital is the town Tarrafal de São Nicolau. The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), São Francisco de Assis. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements:

History[edit]

The municipality was created in 2005, when the older Municipality of São Nicolau was split in two, the western part becoming the Municipality of Tarrafal de São Nicolau and the eastern part becoming the Municipality of Ribeira Brava.

Demography[edit]

Population of Tarrafal de São Nicolau (1940—2010)
2000[2] 2010[1]
5211 5205

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Source: projections from the Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.