- Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Boa Vista (Portuguese meaning “good view”) is the easternmost island of
Cape Verde. It is located in the Barlaventogroup of the archipelago. The island is known for marine turtles and traditional music, as well as its ultramarathonand its sand dunes and beaches.
With an area of 620 km², it is the third largest island, after Santo Antão and Santiago. It is 455 km west of the coast of
Africa. Much of the island is flat. The highest point on the island is Monte Estância, elevation 387 meters; other mountains include Santo António (Saint Anthony) and Monte Negro (Black Mountain). Other features include Campo da Serra. Its main town is Sal Rei, its ferry port and home to Boa Vista's airporton the northwest side of the island.
Surrounding islets include Ilhéu de Sal Rei featuring a lighthouse in the west, and Ilhéu do Baluate featuring the easternmost point in Cape Verde. Points include Ponta Antónia to the north.
While most of the population live in Sal Rei, there are many small settlements with 10 to 100 people; others are abandoned. It has the smallest population of all of inhabited Cape Verde’s islands, and it is the least-dense populated in the archipelago.
Its economy was originally based on
agriculture, but desertificationled to saltcollection becoming more important. Its main industries today are date farming and tourism.
The whole island of Boa Vista makes up the Boa Vista Municipality.
Academica (Sal-Rei)- Sal-Rei
Desportivo Estância Baixo
Juventude do Norte
Sanjoanense (Boa Vista)
Aristides Pereira, Cape Verde's first president
Germano Almeida, a Capeverdean writer [http://educom.sce.fct.unl.pt/proj/casa-comum/2/biblioteca/autor.php?id=94]
Boa Vista has a college ("colegio"), a middle school, high school, churches, beaches, a hotel, a port, and a square ("
* [http://www.boavistaexperience.com information from BoaVistaExperience.com]
* [http://www.caboverde.com/ilhas/yboav-it.htm information on Boa Vista from CaboVerde.com]
* [http://www.mindelo.info/forum/album_cat.php?cat_id=6 French site with more than 2500 photos]
* [http://www.bela-vista.net/Boa-Vista-Map-e.htm Maps of Boa Vista (scale: 1:50:000)]
* [http://www.bela-vista.net/Boa-Vista-Reviere-e.htm Hiking Guide Boa Vista]
* [http://www.boavistacv.com/EngCapeVerde.htm Informations about Cape Verde and Boa Vista]
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