Nossa Senhora do Monte, Cape Verde
Nossa Senhora do Monte
|Civil parish||Nossa Senhora do Monte|
|Elevation||642 m (2,106 ft)|
Nossa Senhora do Monte is a town 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.
It was founded in 1826, and a few years later it became the seat of a bishop. In 1862 Nossa Senhora do Monte became a place of pilgrimage. 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.
- "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
- Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
- Reitmaier, Pitt: Cabo Verde, p.415-8. Bielefeld 2009.
- 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.
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