São Jorge, Cape Verde

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São Jorge
Settlement
São Jorge is located in Cape Verde
São Jorge
São Jorge
Coordinates: 15°00′47″N 24°25′48″W / 15.013°N 24.430°W / 15.013; -24.430Coordinates: 15°00′47″N 24°25′48″W / 15.013°N 24.430°W / 15.013; -24.430
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
Municipality São Filipe
Civil parish São Lourenço
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 635

São Jorge is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. It is situated near the coast, 15 km northeast of the island capital São Filipe.

Sights[edit]

Beach Ponta da Salina.
Beach Ponta da Salina.

Ponta da Salina is close to the village. It is a small natural harbour and a bay with basalt rock formations one of which looks like a natural arch. There are some natural swimming pools and a dark sand beach where swimming is possible if the sea is not too rough.[2] There is a sightworthy old cemetery, which is surrounded by a wall, close to the beach.[3] Most of the graves have very simple wooden crosses without any names.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Reitmeier, Pitt: Cabo Verde, p.391. Bielefeld 2009.
  3. ^ Lipps, Susanne: Kapverdische Inseln, p.256. Ostfildern 2009.