Cova Rodela

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Cova Rodela
Dragon Tree in Main Street.
Dragon Tree in Main Street.
Cova Rodela is located in Cape Verde
Cova Rodela
Coordinates: 14°52′19″N 24°42′18″W / 14.872°N 24.705°W / 14.872; -24.705Coordinates: 14°52′19″N 24°42′18″W / 14.872°N 24.705°W / 14.872; -24.705
Country Cape Verde
Island Brava
Municipality Brava
Civil parish São João Baptista
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 481
Harvesting maize in Cova Rodela.
"Aluguer" bus on Brava.
General view from the West.

Cova Rodela (Cape Verdean Creole: Kuva Rodela[citation needed]), is a village in the middle of the island of Brava, Cape Verde. The village is situated in the mountains, 1 km west of the island capital Nova Sintra. There are good walking paths to the island's tallest mountain Monte Fontainhas. Most of the inhabitants of the village live on agriculture, growing maize and bananas. In the main street there is a noteworthy old dragon tree (Dracaena draco). Cova Rodela can be reached easily by alguer busses from Nova Sintra and from other villages on Brava.

Many windows in Cova Rodela look similar to those which were common in New England in the 19th century.[2]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Reitmeier, Pitt: Cabo Verde, p. 415. Bielefeld 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Pitt Reitmaier, Lucete Fortes: Reisehandbuch Cabo Verde - Kapverdische Inseln. Reise Know How. Reise Know How, Bielefeld 2013, ISBN 978-3-8317-2359-1, Brava Island, p. 178–195.
  • Susanne Lipps, Oliver Breda: Reiseatlas Kapverdische Inseln. Dumont. Dumont, Ostfildern 2005, ISBN 3-7701-5968-3, Brava Island p. 153–156.