Ponta Moreia

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Ponta Moreia
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Ponta Moreia, its location is in the north of the island
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Cape Verde
Location Northern Santiago, Cape Verde
Coordinates 15°20′25″N23°44′33″W / 15.34016°N 23.74253°W / 15.34016; -23.74253 Coordinates: 15°20′25″N23°44′33″W / 15.34016°N 23.74253°W / 15.34016; -23.74253
Offshore water bodies Atlantic Ocean

Ponta Moreia is the northernmost point of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. [1] It is about 2 km north of the nearest village, Fazenda, and around 5 km north of Tarrafal.

Santiago, Cape Verde largest island of Cape Verde

Santiago is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nation’s population. Part of the Sotavento Islands, it lies between the islands of Maio and Fogo. It was the first of the islands to be settled: the town of Ribeira Grande was founded in 1462. Santiago is home to the nation's capital city of Praia.

Cape Verde Country comprising ten islands off the Northwest coast of Africa

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles. In ancient times these islands were referred to as "the Islands of the Blessed" or the "Fortunate Isles". Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula off the coast of Northwest Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).

Fazenda, Cape Verde Settlement in Santiago, Cape Verde

Fazenda is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated 4 km north of Tarrafal.

There is a lighthouse near the headland, Farol de Ponta Moreia. It is an 8 metres high tower, with a focal plane of 97 meters above sea level. [2] [3]

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