Figueira das Naus

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Figueira das Naus
Figueira das Naus is located in Cape Verde
Figueira das Naus
Coordinates: 15°10′55″N 23°43′52″W / 15.182°N 23.731°W / 15.182; -23.731Coordinates: 15°10′55″N 23°43′52″W / 15.182°N 23.731°W / 15.182; -23.731
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Municipality Santa Catarina
Civil parish Santa Catarina
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,157

Figueira das Naus is a settlement in the western part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde and is in the northwest of the municipality of Santa Catarina. It is situated 11 km south of Tarrafal and 12 km northwest of Assomada. It is situated on the secondary road connecting Fundura and Ribeira da Prata. Nearby places include Fundura to the southeast and Figueira Muita (or Muta) in the northwest, about 1 km northwest is the municipali boundary with Tarrafal.

In 1983, the route between Assomada and Tarrafal (EN1-ST01) which ran through the settlement became bypassed and started passing through the middle of Serra Malagueta.[2]

Notable person[edit]

  • Arlindo Gomes Furtado, current bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde covering the whole Sotavento Islands and is also cardinal


  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