Garça de Cima

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Garça de Cima
The Garça Valley and the village
The Garça Valley and the village
Garça de Cima is located in Cape Verde
Garça de Cima
Coordinates: 17°06′50″N 25°09′54″W / 17.114°N 25.165°W / 17.114; -25.165Coordinates: 17°06′50″N 25°09′54″W / 17.114°N 25.165°W / 17.114; -25.165
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Civil parish São Pedro Apóstolo
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,138

Garça de Cima is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde. It is situated in the upper valley of the river Ribeira da Garça, 15 km northwest of the island capital Porto Novo and 40 kilometrers by road. The southernmost part are included in Moroços Natural Park.

In the northernmost portion at Canto de Cagarra is the island's own dam, it was finished on November 16, 2014,[2] the only large dam on the island located roughly in the middle of the stream. The reservoir is predominantly dry and are being the two in Cape Verde, the other is Salineiro on the Ribeira Grande de Santiago north of Cidade Velha on Santiago Island. It relocated the branch road that connected with the subdivision of Horta da Garça and runs east of the reservoir, construction started in around 2011 and was completed in 2014 when the dam was nearly constructed.

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  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Santo Antão: Barragem de Canto de Cagarra foi inaugurada hoje" [Canto de Cagarra Dam to be Completed Today]. Inforpress (in Portuguese). 15 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.