São Jorge dos Órgãos

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São Jorge dos Órgãos
São Jorge dos Órgãos is located in Cape Verde
São Jorge dos Órgãos
Coordinates: 15°03′00″N 23°36′40″W / 15.050°N 23.611°W / 15.050; -23.611Coordinates: 15°03′00″N 23°36′40″W / 15.050°N 23.611°W / 15.050; -23.611
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Municipality São Lourenço dos Órgãos
Civil parish São Lourenço dos Órgãos
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 6

São Jorge dos Órgãos is a settlement in the central part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Its 2010 population was 6. It is situated 4 km southeast of Picos and its elevation is 319 meters.[2] It is part of the São Lourenço dos Órgãos municipality.

It is home to the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden), the only one in Cape Verde.[3] There is also an experimental station of the Instituto Nacional de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Agrário, an agricultural research institute funded by the Department of Rural Development.[4] Also there is a secondary school or gymnasium named Carlos Alberto Gonçalves,[5] along with the botanical garden forms a part of the University of Cape Verde.

the writer Tomé Varela da Silva was born in the village in 1950.[6]



  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Furtado, Amândio; Negreiros, João (2010). "Modelação espacial da temperatura na ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde, com o GeoStatistical Analyst" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Captar. p. 1. 
  3. ^ Jardim Botânico de Cabo Verde
  4. ^ Ministério do Desenvolvimento Rural
  5. ^ "Escola Secundária "Carlos Alberto Gonçalves", em São Jorge dos Órgãos, promove conferência sobre as mudanças climáticas" [Carlos Alberto Gonçalves Secodary School Hosts a Conference on World Climate]. RTC (in Portuguese). 28 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Gerald M. Moser, Changing Africa : the first literary generation of Independent Cape Verde, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1992, p. 17-18

Further reading[edit]

  • Sabrina Requedaz et Laurent Delucchi, Cap-Vert (Cape Verde), Olizane, Geneva, 2011 (6th ed.), p. 126 ISBN 978-2-88086-394-4

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