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Coculi is located in Cape Verde
Coordinates: 17°09′54″N 25°05′53″W / 17.165°N 25.098°W / 17.165; -25.098Coordinates: 17°09′54″N 25°05′53″W / 17.165°N 25.098°W / 17.165; -25.098
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Civil parish Santo Crucifixo
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 901

Coculi is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde. It is situated on the river Ribeira Grande, 4 km southwest of the town Ribeira Grande and 17 km north of the island capital Porto Novo. About 400 meters to the west is the terminus of Ribeira de Chã das Pedras.

Every year on May 3, the festival of the Holy Cross (Santa Cruz) is celebrated, it features traditional colá music.

The village saw a huge progress as one of the greatest high schools in the country was constructed in the early 2000s and opened in December 2005, it currently has 700 students.[2]

Its football (soccer) club is named Santo Crucifixo which serves the parish and is part of the Santo Antão Island Championships, the club first participated in 2015 and was promoted into the Premier Division in 2016.

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  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Santo Antão: Novo liceu de Coculi é hoje inaugurado" [New Lyceum of Coculi to Open Today]. A Semana (in Portuguese). 10 December 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2017.