Paul, Cape Verde

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Location of Paul
Coordinates: 17°07′N 25°01′W / 17.12°N 25.01°W / 17.12; -25.01Coordinates: 17°07′N 25°01′W / 17.12°N 25.01°W / 17.12; -25.01
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
 • Total 54.26 km2 (20.95 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 6,997
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)

Paul is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the eastern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers 7% of the island area, and is home to 16% of its population. Its capital is the town Pombas. The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Santo António das Pombas. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements:

The Paul Valley on Santo Antão


The Municipality of Paul is one of the oldest administrative divisions in Cape Verde. By the end of the 19th century it merged with the older Municipality of Ribeira Grande, becoming the Municipality of Santo Antão. In 1971 the Municipality of Santo Antão was redivided in 3 municipalities: Ribeira Grande, Paul and Porto Novo.


Population of Paul, Cape Verde (1940—2010)
1940[2] 1950[2] 1960[2] 1970[2] 1980[2] 1990[2] 2000[3] 2010[4]
5845 5370 6024 8000 7983 8121 8385 6997

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Source: Statoids
  3. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.
  4. ^ "2010 Census results Santo Antão". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 23 March 2014.