São Jorge, Cape Verde

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São Jorge
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.


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.


  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.