Nossa Senhora do Monte, Cape Verde

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Nossa Senhora do Monte
Settlement
Main Street
Main Street
Nossa Senhora do Monte is located in Cape Verde
Nossa Senhora do Monte
Nossa Senhora do Monte
Coordinates: 14°51′29″N 24°43′05″W / 14.858°N 24.718°W / 14.858; -24.718Coordinates: 14°51′29″N 24°43′05″W / 14.858°N 24.718°W / 14.858; -24.718
CountryCape Verde
IslandBrava
MunicipalityBrava
Civil parishNossa Senhora do Monte
Elevation
642 m (2,106 ft)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total271

Nossa Senhora do Monte is a town[2] located in the heart of the island of Brava, Cape Verde. It is the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Its elevation is 650 m, and its population was 271 in 2010. Nossa Senhora do Monte is surrounded by mountains. Monte Fontainhas, Brava's tallest mountain reaching a height of 976 meters, is close to the village.

"Aluguer" bus in Nossa Senhora do Monte.

Nearby places include Cova Joana to the northeast, Mato to the southeast and Campo Baixo to the southwest.

School.
General view from the North.

It was founded in 1826, and a few years later it became the seat of a bishop.[3] In 1862 Nossa Senhora do Monte became a place of pilgrimage.[3] There are a sightworthy Catholic pilgrimage church and a smaller Adventist Church in the village. Several shops and small bars are to be found in Main Street. Several times a day, Nossa Senhora do Monte can be reached by "Aluguer" bus from Nova Sintra.

A small church of the Seventh-day Adventists was built in 1938.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ a b Reitmaier, Pitt: Cabo Verde, p.415-8. Bielefeld 2009.
  4. ^ Land, Gary (2005). Historical Dictionary of Seventh-Day Adventists (= Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements. Lanham MD: Scarecrow. p. 55. ISBN 0-8108-5345-0.