Pico da Antónia
|Pico da Antónia|
View over Pico da Antónia
|Elevation||1,394 m (4,573 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains in Cape Verde|
Pico da Antónia is Santiago's tallest mountain located in the central part of the island in Cape Verde. The mountain is part of the protected area Parque Natural de Rui Vaz e Serra de Pico de Antónia which includes other features as the Órgãos and Montes Tchota and Xexê. The mountain is entirely of volcanic origin. The towns Picos and Assomada lie close to the mountain. The area around the peak has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area.
During the Ice Age from 15000 to 10000 BC, the elevation was above 1,500 meters, around 5000 BC, it mounted above 1,400 meters.
- Ricardo A. S. Ramalho, "The Pico da Antónia Volcanic Complex", in Building the Cape Verde Islands, Springer, 2011, p. 106-110 ISBN 9783642191022
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