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Santa Catarina, Cape Verde

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Santa Catarina, Cape Verde

Santa Catarina
Location of Santa Catarina
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago
 • Total 242.6 km2 (93.7 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 41,455
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)

Santa Catarina is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the western part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Assomada. Its population was 44,388 at the 2013 census.[2]


  • Subdivisions 1
  • History 2
  • Demography 3
  • Persons 4
  • International relations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Santa Catarina. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements:


By the end of the 19th century, the Municipality of Santa Catarina occupied the northern half of the island, while the southern half was the Municipality of Praia. In the beginning of the 20th century, two northern parishes of the municipality were split off to become the Municipality of Tarrafal. In 2005, a southern parish of the Municipality was split off to become the Municipality of São Salvador do Mundo.


Population of Santa Catarina, Cape Verde (1940—2013)
1940[3][4] 1950[3][4] 1960[3][4] 1970[3][4] 1980[3][4] 1990[3][4] 2000[4][5] 2010[1][2] 2013[2]
26848 19428 30207 41462 41012 41584 50024 43297 44388


International relations

Santa Catarina is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b "2010 Census results Santiago". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cape Verde Population Statistics". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Source: Statoids
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Includes the population of the present-day São Salvador do Mundo municipality.
  5. ^ Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.
  6. ^ "Lisboa - Geminações de Cidades e Vilas" [Lisbon - Twinning of Cities and Towns]. Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses [National Association of Portuguese Municipalities] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-08-23. 

External links

  • In Portuguese:
    • Museu da Tabanka
    • Câmara Municipal de Santa Catarina
    • ANMCV (Associação Nacional dos Municípios Cabo-Verdianos - National Association of the Capeverdean Municipalities)
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