Mosteiros, Cape Verde (municipality)

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View of the town of Mosteiros facing the northwest
View of the town of Mosteiros facing the northwest
Flag of Mosteiros
Location of Mosteiros
Coordinates: 15°00′N 24°20′W / 15.00°N 24.34°W / 15.00; -24.34Coordinates: 15°00′N 24°20′W / 15.00°N 24.34°W / 15.00; -24.34
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
 • Total 89.45 km2 (34.54 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 9,524
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Website Official website

Mosteiros is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the northeastern part of the island of Fogo, it covers 19% of the island area, and is home to 26% of its population. Its seat is the city Mosteiros (Igreja).


The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements (populations in 2010):[1]


Mosteiros is situated between the northeastern slopes of the volcano Pico do Fogo and the Atlantic Ocean. The southwestern part of the municipality (23.7 km2 (9.2 sq mi)) lies within Fogo Natural Park, which includes the Monte Velha Forest. Mosteiros is an agricultural area, its main product is coffee.


The municipality Mosteiros was created in January 1992, when the older Municipality of Fogo was split in two, the southwestern part becoming the Municipality of São Filipe and the northeastern part becoming the Municipality of Mosteiros.[3][4]


Population of Mosteiros (1940—2010)
1990[5] 2000[6] 2010[1]
10331 13535 9520

The literacy rate is 82.6%. 30.5% of the population are under the age of 15.[7]


Since 2004, the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) is the ruling party of the municipality. The results of the latest elections, in 2016:[8]

Party Municipal Council Municipal Assembly
Votes% Seats Votes% Seats
PAICV 53.94 5 54.10 7
MpD 43.36 0 42.86 6
AMI 1.15 0 1.33 0

Twin towns[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  3. ^ History of Mosteiros (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Lei nº 23/IV/91, p. 43
  5. ^ Source: Statoids
  6. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas Archived 2008-11-18 at the Wayback Machine..
  7. ^ Brochure Mosteiros, Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  8. ^ Official results local elections 2016, Boletim Oficial I Série, Número 53, 23 September 2016
  9. ^ Geminações de Cidades e Vilas
  10. ^ Geminações de Cidades e Vilas