São Filipe, Cape Verde (municipality)

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São Filipe
Municipality
City hall of São Filipe
City hall of São Filipe
Location of São Filipe
Coordinates: 14°56′N 24°26′W / 14.93°N 24.43°W / 14.93; -24.43Coordinates: 14°56′N 24°26′W / 14.93°N 24.43°W / 14.93; -24.43
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
Area
 • Total 228.84 km2 (88.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 22,227
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)

São Filipe is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the western part of the island of Fogo, it covers 49% of the island area, and is home to 60% of its population. Its seat is the town São Filipe.

Agriculture is the main employment of the municipality followed by tourism and industries primarily dominating the municipal seat.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):

History[edit]

It was created in 1991, when the older Municipality of Fogo was split in two, the southwestern part becoming the Municipality of São Filipe and the northeastern part becoming the Municipality of Mosteiros. In 2005, an eastern parish of the municipality was split off to become the Municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo.

Demography[edit]

Population of São Filipe, Cape Verde (municipality) (1940—2010)
1940[2][3] 1950[2][3] 1960[2][3] 1970[2][3] 1980[2][3] 1990[2][4] 2000[4][5] 2010[1]
23022 17582 25615 29412 30978 25571 27886 22227

Presidents[edit]

  • Eugênio Miranda da Veiga - MpD (until 2008)
  • Luís Pires - PAICV (as of early 2016)

Politics[edit]

Since 2008, the Movement for Democracy is the ruling party of the municipality which won 61.6% in the last election.

Municipal assembly[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 43.84 7 28.8 - 36.7 6
Movement for Democracy 56.16 10 66 - none
GIASF none 34.4 6
GIUSD none 27.7 5

Municipality[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
Movement for Democracy 43.1 0 49.0 9 61.6 9
PAICV 52.05 9 47.6 0 34.3 0
UCID 0.5 0 0.9 0. 2.1 0
GIASF none 33.6 2
GIUSD none 27.9 2

Sports[edit]

The city has the stadium, it has the Estadio 5 de Julho which is used for football (soccer), a multisport complex named Simão Mendes[6] and a pavilion named Luzia Nunes located in another settlement close to Patim.. Major clubs include Académica do Fogo, Botafogo FC and Vulcânicos.

Each year, the São Filipe Municipal Cup, a football (soccer) competition takes place each year in the months of September or October. It features clubs from the municipality. The 2016 edition featured two clubs from outside the municipality.

Twin towns[edit]

All of its twinnings are with Portuguese towns and cities including:

Sports clubs in the municipality include Académica do Fogo, Botafogo, Spartak d'Aguadinha, União (based in São Lourenço), Valência (based in As Hortas also based in the town's seat) and Vulcânicos

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 Includes the population of the present-day Mosteiros and Santa Catarina do Fogo municipalities.
  4. ^ a b Includes the population of the present-day Santa Catarina do Fogo municipality.
  5. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.
  6. ^ "São Filipe: Reabilitação do estádio 5 de Julho e polidesportivo "Simão Mendes" prevista para Dezembro". Inforpress CV (in Portuguese). 20 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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