Tarrafal, Cape Verde

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Tarrafal.
View over Tarrafal
View over Tarrafal
Tarrafal is located in Cape Verde
Coordinates: 15°16′41″N 23°45′07″W / 15.278°N 23.752°W / 15.278; -23.752Coordinates: 15°16′41″N 23°45′07″W / 15.278°N 23.752°W / 15.278; -23.752
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
Municipality Tarrafal
Civil parish Santo Amaro Abade
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 6,656

Tarrafal is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is a fishing port situated on the northwestern coast. It constitutes the seat of the Tarrafal Municipality.

The city boasts a beautiful soft-sand and palm-tree lined beach in the shadow of Monte Graciosa, a distinctive mountain just north of the settlement. It is a popular vacation and tourism spot for people on the island.

The Tarrafal beach

Tarrafal is the northern anchor of the road leading through Assomada to Praia (the Cape Verdean capital). There is also a small road that leads to the northernmost point of the island of Santiago.

There are several other settlements in Cape Verde with the same name, notably Tarrafal on the island of São Nicolau; however, Tarrafal on the island of Santiago is the largest and most populous.


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014.