Monte Estância

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Monte Estância
Monte Estância, Boa Vista.jpg
Monte Estância
Highest point
Elevation 387 m (1,270 ft)
Prominence 387 m (1,270 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Cape Verde
Coordinates 16°02′48″N 22°45′18″W / 16.04667°N 22.75500°W / 16.04667; -22.75500Coordinates: 16°02′48″N 22°45′18″W / 16.04667°N 22.75500°W / 16.04667; -22.75500
Monte Estância is located in Cape Verde
Monte Estância
Monte Estância
southeastern Boa Vista
Mountain type Stratovolcano (extinct)
Last eruption unknown
First ascent unknown
Easiest route road and hiking

Monte Estância is a mountain in the southeastern part of the island Boa Vista in Cape Verde. At 387 m elevation, it is the island's highest point.[1] It is located 23 km southeast of the island capital Sal Rei and not far from João Barrosa. The Atlantic Ocean is about 4 kilometres to the southeast and approximately 10 km to the west Monte Santo António or Pico, the island's second highest point. The mountain is entirely of volcanic origin.[citation needed] Almost the whole mountain area has no vegetation and is considered as the island's "countryside icon" and is seen throughout much of the island.

It is part of a protected natural space in Cape Verde under the statute of natural monument, a reason that describes geological and geomorphical features. It also protects notable endemic plants and flowers and endangered birds. The protected area covers 736 ha and its boundary is 10.947 km long.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Busquets i Fábregas, p. 584

Further reading[edit]

  • Jaume Busquets i Fábregas and Alberto Cortina Ramos, Gestión del paisaje, Editorial Ariel, Barcelona, 2009 ISBN 9788434428904
  • REITMEIER, Pitt and FORTES, Lucete. Goldstadt Hiking Map Boa Vista Sal Maio 1 : 50,000. Goldstadt-Verlag 2004. ISBN 3-89550-470-X [1]
  • Ricardo A. S. Ramalho, Building the Cape Verde Islands, Springer, 2011, p. 101

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