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Maio - Cape Verde
Image:Cape Verde-Maio.png
Elevation: 436 m (Monte Penoso)
Latitude: 15.22 (15°13'22 N)
Longitude: 22.163 (2°9'55" W)
Length: 31 km (north to south)
Width: 20 to 25 km (west to east)
Area: 269 km²
Population: 5,435
Location: Cape Verde Islands
Type: N/A

Maio is the easternmost of the Sotavento islands of Cape Verde. Maio is located south of the islands of Boa Vista and east of Santiago It is named for its first sighting by Europeans on May 1, 1460. The island long prospered around salt collecting, with a little agriculture and grazing, but none of the industries are currently profitable. The island’s main town is Vila do Maio, also known as Porto Inglês, near which its airport lies. The island is also known for its trees, unusual for Cape Verde. Image File history File links Cape_Verde-Maio. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Monte Penoso is Maios tallest mountain located in the eastern part of the island in Cape Verde. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... The Sotavento archipelago (literally, the Leeward), is the southern island group of Cape Verde. ... Boa Vista is a desert island in the Barlaventos archipelago of Cape Verde. ... Santiago (Portuguese meaning Saint James) is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nations population. ... This article is about the continent. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Events The first Portuguese navigators reach the coast of modern Sierra Leone. ... A magnified crystal of a salt (halite/sodium chloride) In chemistry, a salt is any ionic compound composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. ... Grazing is the regular consumption of part of one organism without killing it by another organism. ... Vila do Maio, also Porto Inglés or Porto Inglêz (Portuguese for English port in which was founded) is a town in the southwestern part of the island of Maio in southeastern Cape Verde and also serves its island capital. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ...


The island population is about 5,435, the area is 269 km² and the density is 20.2/km². The tallest mountain on the island is situated in the east coast filled with a small mountain range named Monte Penoso elevating 436 m, other mountains include Monte Batalha. and a large plain that is filled with salt named Terra Salgadas is in the far north. The northernmost point on the island is named Ponta Cais. Bays includes Galeão and Santana to the north. Monte Penoso is Maios tallest mountain located in the eastern part of the island in Cape Verde. ...

  • ISO 3166-2:CV: CV-MA

Contents

ISO 3166-2 codes for Cape Verde. ...


Parishes

  • Nossa Senhora da Luz

Settlements

  • Alcatraz
  • Barreiro
  • Calheta
  • Figueira da Horta
  • Figueira Seco
  • João
  • Lagoa
  • Monte Branco
  • Morro
  • Morrinho
  • Pedro Vaz, on Maio's east coast
  • Pedro Vaz, near Galeão
  • Pilão Cão
  • Porto Cais
  • Praia Gonçalo
  • Ribeira Dom João
  • Santo Antônio
  • Vila do Maio (formerly Porto Inglês or Porto Inglêz, meaning English Port) (pop: 1,561)

Vila do Maio, also Porto Inglés or Porto Inglêz (Portuguese for English port in which was founded) is a town in the southwestern part of the island of Maio in southeastern Cape Verde and also serves its island capital. ...

Other

Maio has a few schools or a collegiate (colegio), a high school, churches, beaches including Galeão and Santana, hotels, a port serving to the islands of Boa Vista and Santiago, and a square (praça). Boa Vista is a desert island in the Barlaventos archipelago of Cape Verde. ... Santiago (Portuguese meaning Saint James) is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nations population. ... In the United States and elsewhere, a town square is an area in the middle of a traditional town consisting of a park or plaza and surrounded by small shops. ...


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Islands of Cape Verde Flag of Cape Verde
Island Groups
Barlavento | Sotavento
Islands

Boa Vista | Branco | Brava | Fogo | Maio | Razo | Sal | Santa Luzia | Santiago | Santo Antão | São Nicolau | São Vicente Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... The Barlavento archipelago (literally, the Windward), is the northern island group of Cape Verde. ... The Sotavento archipelago (literally, the Leeward), is the southern island group of Cape Verde. ... Boa Vista is a desert island in the Barlaventos archipelago of Cape Verde. ... Branco is a small island in the Barlaventos archipelago of Cape Verde. ... see also Brava (Disambiguation) Nova Sintra. ... Fogo (Portuguese for fire) is a volcanic island in the Sotavento group of Cape Verde. ... Razo is a small island in the Barlaventos archipelago of Cape Verde. ... Sal (Portuguese for salt -- from the mines at Pedra de Lume) is an island in the archipelago of Cape Verde, and the municipality of the same name. ... Santa Luzia is an island of the Barlavento archipelago in Cape Verde. ... Santiago (Portuguese meaning Saint James) is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nations population. ... Santo Antão (Portuguese for Saint Anthony) is the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. ... São Nicolau is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. ... For other uses, see São Vicente (disambiguation) São Vicente (Crioulo: Sanvicente or Sanvcênt) is one of the Barlavento islands of the Cape Verde. ...


Municipalities of Cape Verde
Municipalities

Boa Vista | Brava | Maio | Mosteiros | Paul | Porto Novo | Praia | Ribeira Grande | Sal | Santa Catarina | Santa Cruz | São Domingos | São Filipe | São Miguel | São Nicolau | São Vicente | Tarrafal Boa Vista is a desert island in the Barlaventos archipelago of Cape Verde. ... see also Brava (Disambiguation) Nova Sintra. ... Mosteiros (Portuguese for the monastery) is a municipality located in the northeastern part of the island of Fogo in Sotavento in southern Cape Verde in the southwestern Cape Verde and is the twenty-first largest community in Cape Verde. ... Paul (pronunciation: PA-oo), also Paúl is a municipality in the island of Santo Antão of the Barlavento in Cape Verde. ... Porto Novo (Portuguese for new port) is officially the westernmost municipality in Cape Verde and all of Africa but not the mainland. ... Miradouro Diogo Gomes. ... Ribeira Grande (Portuguese for great stream) is a municipality in the island of Santo Antão of the Barlavento in Cape Verde. ... Sal (Portuguese for salt -- from the mines at Pedra de Lume) is an island in the archipelago of Cape Verde, and the municipality of the same name. ... Santa Catarina (Portuguese meaning Saint Catherine) is a municipality located in the northwestern and the western parts of the island of Santiago in Sotavento in southcentralCape Verde. ... Santa Cruz is a municipality located in the eastern part of the island of Santiago in Sotavento in southern Cape Verde and is ranked fourth in Cape Verde. ... São Domingos is the youngest and smallest of the Cape Verdean municipalities, having been been until recently a subset of the Praia concelho. ... São Filipe is the capital of the island of Fogo in the Sotavento archipelago of Cape Verde. ... São Miguel or Vila da Calheta de São Miguel (Portuguese meaning Saint Michael is a municipality located in the northeastern part of the island of Santiago in Sotavento in southcentralCape Verde. ... São Nicolau is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. ... For other uses, see São Vicente (disambiguation) São Vicente (Crioulo: Sanvicente or Sanvcênt) is one of the Barlavento islands of the Cape Verde. ... There are parishes that have the name Tarrafal in Cape Verde: Tarrafal was also a Portuguese concentration camp before the war. ...

New municipalities (as of 2005)

Ribeira Grande de Santiago | Santa Catarina do Fogo | São Lourenço dos Órgãos | São Salvador do Mundo | Tarrafal de São Nicolau 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ribeira Grande de Santiago (Portuguese for Great River which it flows nearby) is a city located in Cape Verde, detached from the municipality of Praia in 2005. ... Santa Catarina do Fogo is a parish that became a new municipality on the island of Fogo, in 2005, detached from the municipality of São Filipe. ... São Lourenço dos Órgãos (Portuguese for Saint Lawrence) is a parish that became a new municipality on the island of Santiago detached from the municipality of Santiago, in 2005. ... São Salvador do Mundo is a parish became a new municipality on the island of Santiago, detached in 2005, from the municipality of Santa Catarina. ... Tarrafal de São Nicolau is a parish became a new municipality on the island of São Nicolau, detached in 2005, from the municipality of Tarrafal. ...


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Vila do Maio, also Porto Inglés or Porto Inglêz (Portuguese for "English port" in which was founded) is a town in the southwestern part of the island of Maio in southeastern Cape Verde and also serves its island capital.
Vila do Maio is linked with the island's highway serving to the eastern and the northern portions of the island especially to Pedro Vaz and Morrinho.
Maio has a few schools or a collegiate, a middle school, the island's only secondary school, churches, banks and a few squares praças.
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