Monte Verde, Cape Verde

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Monte Verde
Monte Verde seen from Baía das Gatas
Highest point
Elevation744 m (2,441 ft)
Prominence744 m (2,441 ft)
ListingList of mountains in Cape Verde
Coordinates16°52′07″N 24°56′05″W / 16.86861°N 24.93472°W / 16.86861; -24.93472Coordinates: 16°52′07″N 24°56′05″W / 16.86861°N 24.93472°W / 16.86861; -24.93472
Monte Verde is located in Cape Verde
Monte Verde
Monte Verde
eastern São Vicente
Mountain typeStratovolcano

Monte Verde (Portuguese meaning "green mountain") is a mountain in the eastern part of the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde. At 744 m elevation, it is the island's highest point.[1] The mountain is located 6 km (4 mi) east of the city centre of Mindelo.

Natural Park[edit]

The mountain is part of the Natural Park Monte Verde, covering 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi).[2][3] Due to its elevation, it is less arid than the rest of the island. All species and communities of endemic flora of São Vicente are concentrated in this area. Of the 93 inventoried species of flora, 17 are on the list of endangered species of São Vicente.[4] In the inaccessible parts of Monte Verde there is a typical vegetation consisting of Limonium jovibarba, Sonchus daltonii, Lobularia canariensis subsp. fruticosa and Campylanthus glaber subsp. spathulatus.[1][5]

An urban fresco depicting endemic plants from Monte Verde

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Inventário dos recursos turísticos do município de S. Vicente, Direcção Geral do Turismo, p. 23-24
  2. ^ Resolução nº 36/2016, Estratégia e Plano Nacional de Negócios das Áreas Protegidas
  3. ^ Parques Naturais, Áreas protegidas Cabo Verde
  4. ^ Áreas protegidas, Cabo Verde (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Schmidt, Johann Anton (1852). Beiträge zur Flora der Cap Verdischen Inseln. p. 245.

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