Porto Novo, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Porto Novo
Municipality
Location of Porto Novo
Coordinates: 17°02′N 25°10′W / 17.04°N 25.16°W / 17.04; -25.16Coordinates: 17°02′N 25°10′W / 17.04°N 25.16°W / 17.04; -25.16
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
Area
 • Total 564.3 km2 (217.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 17,906
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)

Porto Novo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the southern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers 72% of the island area, and is home to 41% of its population, the municipality is the second largest and the seventh most populated in Cape Verde. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,906, some read as 18,028. Its capital is the town Porto Novo. The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):

Its highest point, which is also the highest point of the entire island, is Topo da Coroa, elevation 1,979 metres (6,493 feet).

Demography[edit]

Population of Porto Novo, Cape Verde (municipality) (1940—2010)
1940[2] 1950[2] 1960[2] 1970[2] 1980[2] 1990[2] 2000[3] 2010[4]
10366 7565 10683 13750 13236 14873 17191 17906

History[edit]

The municipality Porto Novo was created in 1971 when the older Municipality of Santo Antão was redivided in 3 municipalities: Ribeira Grande, Paul and Porto Novo.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main productivity of the western and northwestern parts, urban jobs especially at the ports are the main economy of the eastern part. Pozzolano is the main industry of Port Novo founded in several areas ane are used for home bricks

Sports[edit]

The Santo Antão South Zone includes football (soccer), basketball and volleyball sports, it covers the whole municipality.

Politics[edit]

Up to 2012, the Movement for Democracy was the ruling party, the PAICV took power and is the ruling party of the municipality and the assembly with the 10 seats.

Municipal assembly[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 47.2 8 41.5 - 55.2 10
Movement for Democracy 49.86 9 50.9 - 42 7
PCD-PRD 2.94 0 - - - -

Municipality[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 47.81 3 41.6 - 56.3 7
Movement for Democracy 49.76 4 52.8 - 41.1 0
PCD-PRD 2.43 0 - -

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

References[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.