São Vicente, Cape Verde

island of Cape Verde

São Vicente is an island of Cape Verde. It is in the Barlavento Islands group. São Vicente was discovered by the Portuguese discoverer Diogo Afonso on 22 January 1462.

São Vicente
Native name:
Nickname: Ilha do Porto Grande (island of Porto Grande)
São Vicente is located in Cape Verde
São Vicente
São Vicente
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°W / 16.850; -24.967
Area226.7 km2 (87.5 sq mi)
Length24.3 km (15.1 mi)
Width16.3 km (10.13 mi)
Highest elevation744 m (2441 ft)
Highest pointMonte Verde
MunicipalitySão Vicente
Largest settlementMindelo
Population81,014 (2015)
Pop. density357/km2 (925/sq mi)
Additional information
Official websitewww.cmsv.cv

92% of the island population lives in the urban area of Mindelo.[1] It is on the Porto Grande Bay. Mindelo is the capital city of the municipality.

São Vicente has a hot and dry climate. The average annual temperature in Mindelo is 23.6 °C (74 °F).

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