Ribeira Grande, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Ribeira Grande
Location of Ribeira Grande
Coordinates: 17°09′N 25°07′W / 17.15°N 25.11°W / 17.15; -25.11Coordinates: 17°09′N 25°07′W / 17.15°N 25.11°W / 17.15; -25.11
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
 • Total 166.5 km2 (64.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 19,201
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)

Ribeira Grande is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers one fifth of the island area, and is home to nearly half of its population. Its seat is the town Ponta do Sol. The municipality consists of four freguesias (civil parishes):


The Municipality of Ribeira Grande is one of the oldest administrative divisions in Cape Verde. By the end of the 19th century it merged with the older Municipality of Paul, becoming the two 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 Ribeira Grande, Cape Verde (municipality) (1940—2010)
1940[2] 1950[2] 1960[2] 1970[2] 1980[2] 1990[2] 2000[3] 2010[4]
19766 15444 17246 22873 22102 20851 21594 19201


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  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.