Santa Catarina do Fogo, Cape Verde

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Santa Catarina do Fogo
Municipality
Location of Santa Catarina do Fogo
Coordinates: 14°54′N 24°20′W / 14.90°N 24.33°W / 14.90; -24.33Coordinates: 14°54′N 24°20′W / 14.90°N 24.33°W / 14.90; -24.33
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
Area
 • Total 152.95 km2 (59.05 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 5,299
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)

Santa Catarina do Fogo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the southeastern part of the island of Fogo, it covers 32% of the island area, and is home to 14% of its population. Its seat is the town Cova Figueira.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Santa Catarina do Fogo. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements, its population was of the 2010 census:

History[edit]

It was created in 1808, when a parish of the older Municipality of São Filipe was separated to become the Municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo. Between the late 19th century and 2005, it remained a part of São Filipe Municipality.

Demography[edit]

Population of Santa Catarina do Fogo, Cape Verde (1940—Present)
1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000[2] 2010[1]
650 1,000 1,123 4,650 8,200 10,000 12,898 5,299

Politics[edit]

Since 2012, the PAICV is the ruling party of the municipality which won 52% in the last election.

Municipal assembly[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 50.46 11 28.8 - 52 7
Movement for Democracy 44.2 10 66 - 46.4 6
PCD-PRD 4.07 0 - - - -
NU BAI 1.27 0 - - - -

Municipality[edit]

2004
%
2004
seats
2008
%
2008
seats
2012
%
2012
seats
PAICV 50.42 9 67.8 5 52.3 5
Movement for Democracy 43.95 0 - - 46.4 0
PCD-PRD 4.22 0 - - - -
NU BAI 1.4 0 - - - -

Transportation[edit]

Santa Catarina do Fogo's main road is the Fogo Circular Road which encircles the island. The other roads are the one connecting Cova Figueira and Achada Furna (EN3-FG01) and the Fonte Aleixo-Achada Furna-Chã das Caldeiras Road (EN3-FG05).

Sports[edit]

Its sporting clubs includes Desportivo de Cova Figueira, Baxada and Parque Real. Its clubs plays at Estádio Monte Pe Largo, but when they play at the Premier Division, they play at Estádio 5 de Julho in the island capital.

Twin towns[edit]

Santa Catarina do Fogo are twinned with two Portuguese municipalities:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Source: projections from the Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.