List of cities in Cape Verde

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Here are list of cities in Cape Verde, including towns.

The majority of the population live in Praia or the island of Santiago which is 264,066 (January 1, 2005) which is home to 55% of the archipelago of Cape Verde.

The following table includes the villages, towns and cities over 400 people, and shows the population from June 23, 1990, June 16, 2000 in census, the estimate 2002 population and the January 1, 2005 statistical population.

Villages, Towns and Cities in Cape Verde
Rank Town or City Population Municipality
Census 1990 Census 2000 2003 Data 2005
1. Praia 61,644 94,757 101,000 113,364 Praia
2. Mindelo 47,109 62,970 67,100 70,611 São Vicente
3. Santa Maria 1,343 13,220 14,100 17.231 Sal
4. Pedra Badejo 5,302 8,492 9,100 9,488 Santa Cruz
5. São Filipe 5,616 7,984 8,500 8,189 São Filipe
6. Assomada 3,414 7,095 7,600 7,927 Santa Catarina
7. Tarrafal 3,626 5,785 6,200 6,463 Tarrafal
8. Espargos 5,578 - - 6,173 Sal
9. Porto Novo 4,867 5,532 5,900 5,580 Porto Novo on Santo Antão
10. Calheta de São Miguel - 4,884 5,200 5,457 São Miguel
11. Ribeira Brava 1,899 5,456 - 5,324 São Nicolau
12. Ponta do Sol 1,505 4,029 - 4,064 Santo Antão (island)
13. Pico 3,414 - - 3,778 Santa Catarina
14. Vila do Maio 1,573 2,673 - 3,009 Maio
15. São Domingos - 2,671 - 2,984 São Domingos
16. Ribeira Grande 2,550 - - 2,822 Ribeira Grande
17. Cidade Velha 2,148 - - 2,377 Praia
18. Sal Rei 1,522 1,995 - 2,122 Boa Vista
19. Nova Sintra 1,890 1,930 - 1,873 Brava
20. Pombas 1,161 1,802 - 1,818 Santo Antão
21. Mosteiros - 465 - 477 Mosteiros

[edit] 10 largest cities

Population as of 2002

  1. Praia - 101,000
  2. Mindelo - 67,100
  3. Santa Maria - 14,100
  4. Pedra Badejo - 9,100
  5. São Filipe - 8,500
  6. Assomada - 7,600
  7. Tarrafal - 6,200
  8. Porto Novo - 5,900
  9. Ribeira Brava - 5,800
  10. São Miguel - 5,200

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