|Elevation||156 m (512 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains in Cape Verde|
Morro Negro is a hill located near the east coast of the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde. It sits at an of elevation 156 m, and is the easternmost hill or mountain in the nation. The nearest village is Cabeça dos Tarrafes, 5.5 km to the northwest.
Tartaruga Nature Reserve
The area forms a part of a nature reserve named Tartaruga (Tartaruga Nature Reserve, Portuguese: Reserva Natural Tartaruga), rarely known as the Morro Negro Turtle Reserve, Portuguese for turtle which protects the area's turtle population especially in its beaches. It forms a large space alongside the coast and partly interior that is parallel with its length and width dominating the southeast of the island. Its total area is about 15,000 hectares, of which 1,439 hectares are terrestrial and 13,436 hectares are marine, its length is about 5 km or 3 nautical miles from the shore.
|Year first constructed||~1930|
|Tower shape||square prism tower with balcony and lantern attached to 1-storey keeper’s house|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, red lantern|
|Height||11.9 metres (39 ft)|
|Focal height||163 metres (535 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||31 nautical miles (57 km; 36 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 20s.|
|Cape Verde number||PT-2102|
There is a lighthouse on the hill, one of two such structures on the island. Surrounding the mountain is Ponta do Roque (a rocky point) is its nearest promontory and a beach named Cruzinha Brito. A salinary marsh and a lagoon dominates the southeast of the area.
The lighthouse as built around the 1930s. It sits at 151 meters above sea level, it is 11 meters tall and its focal height is 163 meters tall making it the highest in Cape Verde, just a meter above Farol da Ponta de Tumbo near Janela on the island of Santo Antão's. Its light range is 57 km (31 nmi) making it the longest in the nation.
- "Protected areas of Cape Verde".
- List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
- "Cape Verde". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- Russ Rowlett (June 9, 2010). "Morro Negro Lighthouse". The Lighthouse Directory. UNC at Chapel Hill. Retrieved September 11, 2010.