Nova Sintra

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Nova Sintra
Settlement
Vila Nova Sintra.jpg
View of Nova Sintra
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Coordinates: 14°52′16″N24°41′46″W / 14.871°N 24.696°W / 14.871; -24.696 Coordinates: 14°52′16″N24°41′46″W / 14.871°N 24.696°W / 14.871; -24.696
Country Cape Verde
Island Brava
Municipality Brava
Civil parish São João Baptista
Elevation
520 m (1,710 ft)
Population
 (2010) [1]
  Total1,536
Postal code
9110
ID91107

Nova Sintra is a city [2] in the central part of the island of Brava in southwestern Cape Verde. It serves as the seat of the Brava Municipality. The settlement is named after Sintra, the summer residence of the Portuguese kings. Its population is about 1,500. Its elevation is around 500 meters. Since 2010, Nova Sintra has been a city. Agriculture is the predominant source of income on Brava. Tourism is less developed, but there are a few small hotels and guest houses. The "aluguer" buses to the other villages start from Praça Eugénio Tavares.

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Catholic Church VilaNovaIgreja.jpg
Catholic Church
Monument of Eugenio Tavares. VilaNovaMonumento.jpg
Monument of Eugénio Tavares.

The historic center has been submitted to the tentative list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in 2016. [3]

Geography

Nearby places include the port of Furna to the northeast, Santa Bárbara and Vinagre to the east, João da Noly to the south and Nossa Senhora do Monte to the southwest.

Sights

Historical population

YearPopulation
1990 (Census)1,890
2000 (Census)1,930
2010 (Census)1,536

Climate

Nova Sintra has a desert climate and is cooler than the low-lying areas of the island. Its average rainfall is 271 millimetres (10.7 in), and its average temperature is 20.3 °C (68.5 °F). The coldest month is February with an average of 18.0 °C (64.4 °F) and the warmest is September with an average of 22.7 °C (72.9 °F). [4]

Climate data for Nova Sintra, 491 metres ASL
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)21.5
(70.7)
21.4
(70.5)
22.2
(72.0)
22.9
(73.2)
23.3
(73.9)
23.9
(75.0)
24.6
(76.3)
25.1
(77.2)
25.6
(78.1)
24.9
(76.8)
24.5
(76.1)
22.4
(72.3)
23.5
(74.3)
Average low °C (°F)15.2
(59.4)
14.7
(58.5)
15.1
(59.2)
15.7
(60.3)
16.6
(61.9)
17
(63)
18
(64)
19.2
(66.6)
19.8
(67.6)
19.7
(67.5)
18.1
(64.6)
16.8
(62.2)
17.2
(62.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches)2
(0.1)
2
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
15
(0.6)
91
(3.6)
118
(4.6)
32
(1.3)
7
(0.3)
4
(0.2)
271
(10.8)
Source: climate-data.org [4]

International relations

Nova Sintra is twinned with:

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References

  1. "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  3. Centre historique de Nova Sintra, UNESCO (in French)
  4. 1 2 "Climate Data Nova Sintra". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. Geminações de Cidades e Vilas