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
CountryCape Verde
IslandFogo
Area
 • Total152.95 km2 (59.05 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total5,299
 • Density35/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 (152.95 km2), and is home to 14% of its population (5,299 at the 2010 census).[2] Its seat is the city Cova Figueira. The Municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo was created in 2005; before 2005, it was a parish of the Municipality of São Filipe.[3]

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:

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo covers the central and southeastern part of the island Fogo. The northwestern part of the municipality (42.4 km2 (16.4 sq mi)) lies within Fogo Natural Park, which includes the Pico do Fogo and its crater.

Demography[edit]

Population of Santa Catarina do Fogo (1980—2010)
Year Population
1980[5]
3,700
1990[5]
4,481
2000[5]
4,796
2010[2]
5,299

Politics[edit]

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 53.05 5 53.07 7
PAICV 45.66 0 45.56 6

Twin towns[edit]

Santa Catarina do Fogo is twinned with two Portuguese municipalities:

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. ^ Lei nº 66/VI/2005, p. 52
  4. ^ Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  5. ^ a b c Santa Catarina do Fogo, opendataforafrica.org
  6. ^ Official results local elections 2016, Boletim Oficial I Série, Número 53, 23 September 2016
  7. ^ Geminações de Cidades e Vilas
  8. ^ Geminações de Cidades e Vilas