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.
|Native name: |
Nickname: Ilha do Porto Grande (island of Porto Grande)
|Coordinates||16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°WCoordinates: 16°51′N 24°58′W / 16.850°N 24.967°W|
|Area||226.7 km2 (87.5 sq mi)|
|Length||24.3 km (15.1 mi)|
|Width||16.3 km (10.13 mi)|
|Highest elevation||744 m (2441 ft)|
|Highest point||Monte Verde|
|Pop. density||357/km2 (925/sq mi)|
92% of the island population lives in the urban area of Mindelo. 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).