Ribeira Brava, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Ribeira Brava
Municipality
Main square in Ribeira Brava
Main square in Ribeira Brava
Official seal of Ribeira Brava
Seal
Location of Ribeira Brava
Coordinates: 16°37′N 24°14′W / 16.62°N 24.23°W / 16.62; -24.23Coordinates: 16°37′N 24°14′W / 16.62°N 24.23°W / 16.62; -24.23
Country Cape Verde
Island São Nicolau
Area
 • Total 224.8 km2 (86.8 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,564
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)

Ribeira Brava is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the eastern part of the island of São Nicolau, it covers 65% of the island area, and is home to 59% of its population. Its seat is the town Ribeira Brava. Its president is Américo Sabino Soares Nascimento who is of the PAICV, the first and only president first elected in 2008.

Seal[edit]

Its municipal seal features a mountains, the stream Ribeira Brava, its tree and a nearby hill, the color of the sky is light blue.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):

History[edit]

It was created in 2005, when the older Municipality of São Nicolau was split in two, the southwestern part becoming the Municipality of Tarrafal de São Nicolau and the northeastern part becoming the Municipality of Ribeira Brava.

Demography[edit]

Population of Ribeira Brava, Cape Verde (municipality) (1940—2010)
1940[2][3] 1950[2][3] 1960[2][3] 1970[2][3] 1980[2][3] 1990[2][3] 2000[3][4] 2010[1]
14846 10366 13866 16308 13572 13665 13661 7869

Politics[edit]

Since its creation, the PAICV is the ruling party of the municipality which won 49.3% in the last election. Before 2008, the Installation Council ruled Ribeira Brava.

Municipal assembly[edit]

2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 48.8 - 49.3 7
Movement for Democracy 44.6 - 39.4 6
UCID - - 6.2 0

Municipality[edit]

2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 49.1 5 50.5 5
Movement for Democracy 46.2 0 41.8 0
UCID - - 6.2 0

Persons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Source: Statoids
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Includes the population of the present-day Tarrafal de São Nicolau municipality.
  4. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.