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Mindelo
Statistics
Island: São Vicente (capital)
Municipality: São Vicente (seat)
Parish: Nossa Senhora da Luz (seat)
Area: 67 km²
Population: 70,611 (2001)
Population density: 1,053.9/km² 2001
Elevation:
Lowest:
Centre:
Highest:

Atlantic Ocean
60 m (203 ft)
Monte Verde (east)
Location: 16.8833 (16°53') N lat.
-25 (25°0') W long.
Name of inhabitants: Mindelense m, pl

Mindelo, or Mindel in Santiago's Capeverdean Crioulo, and Mindel' in São Vicente Crioulo, is a port town on the Cape Verde in the northern part of the island of São Vicente. Mindelo is also the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz.. Mindelo is also the seat of this island's municipality. It has a population of about 70,000 inhabitants (50,000 in the mid-1990s) and is the second largest city in Cape Verde right after Praia and before Santa Maria on the island of Sal (until the 1990s, São Filipe). The population is home to nearly 80% of the entire island's population. The town's deep-water port, Porto Grande which is connected with Baía de Mindelo or Mindelo Bay which was formed by an underwater crater of a volcano, is used for cruise ships and other commercial traffic. The port serves to one of the islands including Santo Antão during the late-morning to afternoon hours, and from Santo Antão during the morning and early-afternoon hours, the only ferry boat is named Mar d'Canal (Mar de Canal in Portuguese) and only carries 450 passengers and about a hundred cars and tens of trucks. The Ilhéu dos Pássaros, which is an islet at the entry of the Porto Grande, is 82 m above sea level and has a lighthouse. For other uses, see São Vicente (disambiguation) São Vicente (Crioulo: Sanvicente or Sanvcênt) is one of the Barlavento islands of the Cape Verde. ... -1... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The Capeverdean Crioulo is a dialect continuum spoken on the islands of Cape Verde, whose extremes lie at the islands of Santiago and that of Santo Antão. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... For other uses, see São Vicente (disambiguation) São Vicente (Crioulo: Sanvicente or Sanvcênt) is one of the Barlavento islands of the Cape Verde. ... Aerial view of Praia Praia, population 61,644 (1990), is the capital of Cape Verde, an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. ... Santa Maria (Portuguese for Saint Mary) is the small fishing town situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal, 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. ... São Filipe is the capital of the island of Fogo in the Sotavento archipelago of Cape Verde. ... ... Santo Antão (Portuguese for Saint Anthony) is the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. ...

Mindelo view from Monte Verde
Mindelo view from Monte Verde

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Nearest communities

  • Lazareto, SW
  • Madeiral, SE
  • Seixal, E

Historical population

Year Population Change Density
1990 (June 23, Census) 47,080 - 702.69/km²
2000 (June 16, Census) 62,970 - 939.85/km²
2003 (Estimate) 67,100 - about 1,001/km²
2005 (January 1, Computing) 70,611 - 1,053.9/km²

This article is about the year. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in June, 2000. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ...

Geography

Harbor of Mindelo
Harbor of Mindelo

The geography is surrounded by a tan-colored deforested mountain to the east and a smaller mountain to the north probably named Vigia. The urban sprawl reaches to the small mountain. Another mountain range named Monte Cara which is colored like chestnut and chocolate are to the south and has tens of mountaintops and are also deforested. A little lower is another urban sprawl named Lazareto which is much smaller and touches the lower parts of the mountain. The point to its northwest is called Morro Branco. The river named Ribeira Julião. Image File history File linksMetadata Mindelo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mindelo. ... Monte Cara is a small mountain in the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde west of Mindelo as well as Porto Grande, the town of Lazareto lies in the eastern part. ...


The town is also known for its colourful and animated carnaval celebrations. Carnaval has its roots in Portuguese traditions and has also absorbed some Brazilian characteristics. Swabian-Alemannic carnival clowns in Wolfach, Germany A carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the Carnival Season. ...


History

There was a coal station in Mindelo in times of steam navigation by the British. Mindelo is a cosmopolitan city. At the shipping routes of Europe, South Africa, India, Australia and Africa and South America, Randall coal company was established. In the beginning of 1875, the firm named Cory Brothers plummeted coal prices which increased the number of ships to 669 per year in 1879. When more ports were built in Dakar, Senegal and in the Canary Islands, the number of ships declined but increased to serve about 2,000 ships per year in the 20th century. In 1952, the coal camps were eliminated as boats switched to diesel. A steam engine is a heat engine that makes use of the potential energy that exists as pressure in steam, converting it to mechanical work. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Dakar is the capital city of Senegal, located on the Cap-Vert peninsula at the countrys Atlantic coast. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1885, Mindelo was the switching station for the first Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. In 1912, Mindelo became an important cable station in the world. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The first telegraph links in Europe Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far and graphein = write) is the long-distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Mindelo became the cultural capital of the Portuguese-speaking country/state along with the Lusophone capital in 2003. Mindelo is also considered as the cultural capital of Cape Verde. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Downtown Mindelo seen from Fortim
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Downtown Mindelo seen from Fortim

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3163x1378, 397 KB) Cabo Verde, São Vicente: Blick auf Mindelo: Jahr August 2000 Photographer: lka selbst erstellt Description: Blick auf Mindelo: Jahr August 2000 License: GFDL Uploaded to de: by Lka on January 4, 2005 File links The following pages... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3163x1378, 397 KB) Cabo Verde, São Vicente: Blick auf Mindelo: Jahr August 2000 Photographer: lka selbst erstellt Description: Blick auf Mindelo: Jahr August 2000 License: GFDL Uploaded to de: by Lka on January 4, 2005 File links The following pages...

Economy

Its main economy are business, fishing, shipping, boating and more commonly tourism which recently developed in the later years. Mindelo has several hotels including:

Porto Grande
Porto Grande

Image File history File links Porto Grande, Mindelo, Sào Vicente Island, Cape Verde Photograph taken in November 2001 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File links Porto Grande, Mindelo, Sào Vicente Island, Cape Verde Photograph taken in November 2001 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old...

Sites of Interest

  • Palácio do Governador (Governor's Palace) has an beautiful colonial architecture. It was constructed with two floors and is well preserved. It used the building style that is represented from India.
  • Paço do Concelho - where it serves the city hall of the entire island
  • Centro Nacional de Artesanato is an exposition which features qualification from Cape Verdean craftsmen. It also serves prominence in workmanship in paintings, ceramics, fabrics of batique and wooden works.
  • Liceu Ludjero Lima (middle school) also has a beautiful colonial architecture

Batik by Janet Whitehead Batik or batique is an Indonesian-Malay word and refers to a generic wax-resist dyeing technique used on fabric. ...

Communications

  • Mindelo FM
  • Radio Clube de Mindelo

Sporting teams

  • Académico Mindelense - Capeverdean Premier Division
  • Castilho - Regional Division
  • Derby FC - Capeverdean Premier Division
  • Mindelense - Capeverdean Premier Division

Persons

Germano Almeida (born 1945) is a Cape Verde author and lawyer. ... Bela Duarte is a female artist of Cape Verde, Born in the island of São Vicente and was studied decorative arts in Lisbon, Portugal. ... Caption Cesaria Evora, born in 1941 in the port town of Mindelo on the Cape Verde island of Sao Vicente is a notable folk singer. ... It has been suggested that Folkies be merged into this article or section. ... Sergio Frusoni (August 10, 1901 in the island of São Vicente - May 29, 1975) was a Capeverdean poet. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Manuel Lopes (December 23, 1907 in Mindelo - January 25, 2005) was a Cape Verdean fictionist, poet and a essayist and a founder of the modern Cape Verdean literature, with Baltasar Lopes da Silva, Jorge Barbosa was a creator of the paper named Claridade. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup, as it does not appear to have been written by a native English speaker. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Manuel d Novas (born February 24, 1938) is a Cape Verdean poet and composer. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... António Vicente Lopes, better known as Antoninho Travadinha was one of the major autodidactic musicians of Cape Verde originated from the city of Mindelo in the island of São Vicente. ... Dr. Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvalho Veiga (b. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Prime Minister of Cape Verde is the head of government in the archipelago country of Cape Verde. ...

Other

Mindelo has schools, high schools, some parks, banks and a few squares praças. The nearest airport is founded in the southwest near São Pedro. 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. ... São Pedro (Portuguese for Saint Peter) is the small fishing town situated in the southwest of the island municipality of São Vicente, Cape Verde. ...


External links

A site dedicated to Mindelo (in French only, but with a lot of beautiful pictures in the album): Mindelo Infos

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Mindelo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (765 words)
Mindelo, or Mindel in Santiago's Capeverdean Crioulo, and Mindel' in São Vicente Crioulo, is a port town on the Cape Verde in the northern part of the island of São Vicente.
Mindelo is also the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz..
Mindelo became the cultural capital of the Portuguese-speaking country/state along with the Lusophone capital in 2003.
Mindelo Cape Verde - Cape Verde – Sao Vicente- Mindelo (638 words)
Mindelo Cape Verde - Cape Verde – Sao Vicente- Mindelo
Mindelo is the international port on Sao Vincente it has a deep sea harbour formed from a volcanic crater, and is most difficult to get to unless by passing ship.
Mindelo is lively and prosperous on the surface and the Portuguese Colonial Buildings are picturesque and colourful and give the whole place a false air of grandeur.
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