Ribeira Brava, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Ribeira Brava
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
 • 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. The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):


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.


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



  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.