Chão Bom

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Chão Bom
Chão Bom is located in Cape Verde
Chão Bom
Coordinates: 15°15′25″N 23°44′24″W / 15.257°N 23.740°W / 15.257; -23.740Coordinates: 15°15′25″N 23°44′24″W / 15.257°N 23.740°W / 15.257; -23.740
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Municipality Tarrafal
Civil parish Santo Amaro Abade
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 5,166

Chão Bom (Capeverdean Creole, ALUPEK: Txon Bom, earlier Badiu: Tchon Bom) is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated near the west coast, 3 km southeast of Tarrafal on the main road (EN1-ST01) linking south to Assomada and Praia and has another road passing through the west of the island. Its 2010 population was 5,166 making it the fifth most populated community on the island and second in the municipality. A small wide stream surrounds the north part and flows northeast, north then west of the village into the bay, to the south are the Serra Malagueta mountains. The Tarrafal prison camp was situated north of Chão Bom.

In 1983, the route between Assomada and Tarrafal opened and rerouted the route from Figueira das Naus and Ribeira da Prata to the middle of Serra Malagueta and its village. Construction started somewhere at the end of the 1970s.[2]

Silvino Lopes Évora, a writer, poet, journalist and a university professor is native to Chão Bom.


Several football (soccer) clubs are founded in the community including:

  • Beira-Mar
  • AC Chão Bom (also known as Tchon Bom or Txon Bom) - a club first played in 2015 - the chief club of town
  • Real Júnior

The stadium Estádio de Mangue is in the northwestern part in the communal limits.


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Michel Lesourd, État et société aux îles du Cap-Vert : alternatives pour un petit État insulaire [State and Society in the Cape Verde Islands: Alterantives for a Small Island State], Karthala, Paris, 1996, p. 163 ISBN 2-86537-625-7