São Salvador do Mundo, Cape Verde

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São Salvador do Mundo
Municipality
Picos (Cap-Vert) (3).jpg
Location of São Salvador do Mundo
Coordinates: 15°04′N 23°38′W / 15.07°N 23.63°W / 15.07; -23.63Coordinates: 15°04′N 23°38′W / 15.07°N 23.63°W / 15.07; -23.63
CountryCape Verde
IslandSantiago
Area
 • Total26.5 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total8,677
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)

São Salvador do Mundo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the central part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the city Picos. Its population was 8,677 at the 2010 census, and its area is 26.5 km2, making it the smallest municipality of Cape Verde.[2] The municipality borders Santa Cruz to the northeast, São Lourenço dos Órgãos to the southeast, Ribeira Grande de Santiago to the southwest and Santa Catarina to the northwest.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), São Salvador do Mundo. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements (population data from the 2010 census):

History[edit]

It was created in 2005, when a parish of the older Municipality of Santa Catarina was separated to become the Municipality of São Salvador do Mundo.[4]

Demography[edit]

Population of São Salvador do Mundo (1980—2010)
Year Population
1980[5]
8,315
1990[5]
9,130
2000[5]
9,172
2010[2]
8,677

Politics[edit]

At the federal level, it belongs to the constituency of Santiago North. Since 2016, the Movement for Democracy (MpD) is the ruling party of the municipality. The results of the latest elections, in 2016:[6]

Party Municipal Council Municipal Assembly
Votes% Seats Votes% Seats
MpD 51.94 5 52.41 7
PAICV 45.14 0 44.85 6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Census Summary
  3. ^ Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  4. ^ Lei nº 65/VI/2005, p. 43
  5. ^ a b c São Salvador do Mundo, opendataforafrica.org
  6. ^ Official results local elections 2016, Boletim Oficial I Série, Número 53, 23 September 2016