Sinagoga

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Sinagoga
Settlement
Sinagoga is located in Cape Verde
Sinagoga
Sinagoga
Coordinates: 17°10′41″N 25°01′55″W / 17.178°N 25.032°W / 17.178; -25.032Coordinates: 17°10′41″N 25°01′55″W / 17.178°N 25.032°W / 17.178; -25.032
Country Cape Verde
Island Santo Antão
Municipality Ribeira Grande
Civil parish Nossa Senhora do Rosário
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 603

Sinagoga is a settlement in the northeastern part of the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde. It is situated on the coast, 4 kilometers east of Ribeira Grande and 18 km north-northeast of the island capital Porto Novo. It is linked with the road connecting Ribeira Grande and Porto Novo via Pombas and Janela, Estrada do Litoral. Around 1 km east is the municipal boundary with Paul.

Sinagoga is connected with the road linking Ribeira Grande and Pombas and since 2009 Porto Novo via Pombas. Its elevation is at 16 meters above sea level.

Sinagoga is the main place where small boats are made for fishers.[2]

Name[edit]

Its name, meaning "synagogue" in Portuguese, refers to an 18th-century Jewish settlement.

Its earlier Middle and early Modern Portuguese spelling was "Synagoga". Not long after, the 1911 Orthography Reform[3] made by Portugal which removed the y and became replaced with an i and became Singaoga. For a few more years, publications outside Portugal and Brazil primarily continued to use the pre-1911 form. The older spelling continued to be used in some Cape Verdean creoles but today not Badiu.

Geology[edit]

It also has a rock formation known as the Sinagoga Volcanic Rock Group which was formed between 700,000 and 300,000 years ago consisting of nephelite and basanite rocks.[4]

Climate[edit]

Yearly or annual rainfall is 291 millimeters, temperatures are the same in the low lying portions of the island ranges from 20 to 26 °C (68–79 °F) . The heaviest rainfall is in September measuring 128 mm, the wettest on the island, the driest month have no precipitation between April and July.

Climate data for Sinagoga, 20–40 metres ASL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.1
(73.6)
23.6
(74.5)
24.1
(75.4)
24.9
(76.8)
25.6
(78.1)
26.4
(79.5)
27.4
(81.3)
27.6
(81.7)
27.4
(81.3)
26.4
(79.5)
24.3
(75.7)
25.3
(77.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
21.2
(70.2)
21.5
(70.7)
21.9
(71.4)
22.7
(72.9)
23.6
(74.5)
24.3
(75.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.8
(78.4)
25.5
(77.9)
24.4
(75.9)
22.6
(72.7)
23.4
(74.1)
Average low °C (°F) 19.6
(67.3)
19.3
(66.7)
19.5
(67.1)
19.8
(67.6)
20.6
(69.1)
21.7
(71.1)
22.3
(72.1)
23.5
(74.3)
24.1
(75.4)
23.7
(74.7)
22.5
(72.5)
21.0
(69.8)
21.5
(70.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
5
(0.2)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
11
(0.43)
44
(1.73)
128
(5.04)
44
(1.73)
26
(1.02)
18
(0.71)
291
(11.45)
Source: Climate-Data.ORG [1]

Sports[edit]

Its football (soccer) club is Clube Desportivo Sinagoga, it is the recent clubs who competed their first and only season at the Cape Verdean Football Championships in 2016.

Another football club that also serves the area is Rosariense.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Petit-Futé Cap-Vert ('Small Smart Cape Verde), 2015, p. 183
  3. ^ "Relatório das Bases da Reforma Ortográfica" (PDF). Diário de Governo. 12 September 1911. 
  4. ^ Holm, Paul Martin (2006). Sampling the Cape Verde Mantle Plume: Evolution of Melt Compositions on Santo Antão, Cape Verde Island. 47. p. 145-18. doi:10.1093/petrology/egi071.