Mosteiros, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Mosteiros
Municipality
View of the town of Mosteiros facing the northwest
View of the town of Mosteiros facing the northwest
Flag of Mosteiros
Flag
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
Area
 • Total 89.45 km2 (34.54 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 9,520
 • 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 capital is the town Mosteiros.

Mosteiros contains one of the few forests in Cape Verde, named Floresta de Monte Velha. The entire terrain are made up of historic lava flows from Mount Fogo which resulted from the last volcanic eruption in 1951. Mosteiros is an agricultural area, its main product is coffee. 96% of the population live with agriculture. The illiteracy rate is very high. 31% of the population are over the age of 15.[citation needed]

Its municipal seal is colored blue with Pico do Fogo and its mountain slope colored grey around it, four coffee beans, the main agricultural production are in the bottom right and on the bottom of the seal reads "Municipality of Mosteiros - Cape Verde" ("Municipio dos Mosteiros - Cabo Verde"), its municipal flag of Mosteiros is colored red with the seal in it.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements:[2]

History[edit]

The municipality Mosteiros was created in 1991, 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.

Demography[edit]

Population of Mosteiros (1940—2010)
1990[3] 2000[4] 2010[1]
10331 13535 9520

Politics[edit]

The PAICV is the ruling party of the municipality which won 71.9% in the last election and carried 5 seats in the chamber and 10/13 seats in the assembly.

Municipal assembly[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 65.73 9 63.6 9 71.9 10
Movement for Democracy 34.27 4 35.2 4 26.7 3

Municipality[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 66.07 5 63.6 5 71.6 5
Movement for Democracy 33.93 0 35.4 0 27.1 0

Sports[edit]

Its sports clubs of the municipality are Cutelinho FC, Grito Povo and CD Nô Pintcha. It has a football (soccer) stadium named Francisco José Rodrigues.

Twin towns[edit]

All of the two twinned municipalities are with those in Portugal:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Geography of the Municipality of Mosteiros (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Source: Statoids
  4. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.