Chã de Igreja

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Chã de Igreja
Chã de Igreja
Chã de Igreja
Chã de Igreja is located in Cape Verde
Chã de Igreja
Coordinates: 17°09′26″N 25°09′49″W / 17.157084°N 25.163512°W / 17.157084; -25.163512Coordinates: 17°09′26″N 25°09′49″W / 17.157084°N 25.163512°W / 17.157084; -25.163512
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Civil parish São Pedro Apóstolo
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 672
Cruzinha da Garça

Chã de Igreja is a village in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde. It is situated near the north coast of the island, in the valley of the river Ribeira da Garça. It is 19 km northwest of the island capital Porto Novo. 1 km to its north is the small seaside village Cruzinha which is recently became a protected area[2]

Its 2010 census population was 672.

The village has a small church of São Pedro Apóstolo. It also serves as a parish seat.

Its geology consists of the formation known as the Old Volcanic Complex formed between 3 to 2 million years ago, it consists of basanite, tephrite and phonolite rocks.[3]

The football (soccer) club São Pedro Apóstolo is based in the village the parish seat and is the football club of the parish.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Protected areas of Cape Verde" (in Portuguese). 
  3. ^ Holm, Paul Martin (2006). Sampling the Cape Verde Mantle Plume: Evolution of Melt Compositions on Santo Antão, Cape Verde Island. 47. p. 145-18. doi:10.1093/petrology/egi071.