Santa Catarina, Cape Verde

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Santa Catarina
Municipality
Location of Santa Catarina
Coordinates: 15°06′N 23°43′W / 15.10°N 23.71°W / 15.10; -23.71Coordinates: 15°06′N 23°43′W / 15.10°N 23.71°W / 15.10; -23.71
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Area
 • Total 242.6 km2 (93.7 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 41,455
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)

Santa Catarina is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the western part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Assomada. Its population was 44,388 at the 2013 census.[2]

The president is of the Movement for Democracy (MpD) party who was elected in 2008.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Santa Catarina. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements, Its population data was as of 2010:

History[edit]

A bust to Amilcar Cabral whose father was born in the municipality
Typical landscape of Santa Catarina

By the end of the 19th century, the Municipality of Santa Catarina occupied the northern half of the island,[3] while the southern half was the Municipality of Praia. In 1917, two northern parishes of the municipality were split off to become the Municipality of Tarrafal.[4] In February 2005, a southern parish of the Municipality was split off to become the Municipality of São Salvador do Mundo. Cape Verde's third dam would be built on October 30, 2013, its name is the Saquinho Dam (Barragem de Saquinho) and is located in the west of the municipality northwest of Assomada.[5]

Demography[edit]

Population of Santa Catarina, Cape Verde (1940—2013)
1940[6][7] 1950[6][7] 1960[6][7] 1970[6][7] 1980[6][7] 1990[6][7] 2000[7][8] 2010[2][1] 2013[2]
26848 19428 30207 41462 41012 41584 50024 43297 44388

Persons[edit]

International relations[edit]

Santa Catarina is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cape Verde Population Statistics". citypopulation.de. 
  3. ^ Portuguese National Digital Libeary - Map of the Island of Santiago, 1890 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ "History" (in Portuguese). Municipality of Tarrafal. 
  5. ^ "JMN inaugura Barragem de Saquinho" [Saquinho Dam Opened by JMN]. A Semana (in Portuguese). 30 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Source: Statoids
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Includes the population of the present-day São Salvador do Mundo municipality.
  8. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.
  9. ^ "Lisboa - Geminações de Cidades e Vilas" [Lisbon - Twinning of Cities and Towns]. Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses [National Association of Portuguese Municipalities] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-08-23. 

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