Boa Entrada

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Boa Entrada
Boa Entrada is located in Cape Verde
Boa Entrada
Coordinates: 15°06′54″N 23°40′05″W / 15.115°N 23.668°W / 15.115; -23.668Coordinates: 15°06′54″N 23°40′05″W / 15.115°N 23.668°W / 15.115; -23.668
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Municipality Santa Catarina
Civil parish Santa Catarina
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,119

Boa Entrada is a settlement in the central part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated 2 km north of Assomada. The area is intensively cultivated, especially with sugarcane, with many mango trees. The road connecting nearly northeast to Calheta de São Miguel begins in Boa Entrada.

Kapok tree[edit]

There is a very large kapok tree near the village of Boa Entrada, standing at the bottom of a valley, 400 m above sea level. It is the largest tree on Santiago and, probably, in the whole of the Republic of Cape Verde. The kapok tree is about 25 m high and was identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a colony of purple herons.[2] In 2005 it was reported that the tree had died and no longer supported the heron colony.[3]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kapok tree, Boa Entrada". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Batty, Chris (2005). "Cape Verde Islands 24th February-7th March 2005". Bird Trip Reports. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 

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