|Ponta do Lobo|
|Location||Eastern Santiago, Cape Verde|
|Offshore water bodies||Atlantic Ocean|
Ponta do Lobo is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is in the municipality of São Domingos, 4 km east of Vale da Custa, 4 km southeast of Moia Moia and 11 km northeast of Praia. The nearby bay Porto Lobo was mentioned as P. Lobo on the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. The Ponta do Lobo Lighthouse stands on the headland.
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 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).
São Domingos is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the city São Domingos. Its population was 13,699 at the 2010 census, and its area is 147.5 km2.
São Pedro is a village in the southwestern part of the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. It is situated on the south coast, approximately 10 km southwest of the island capital Mindelo. In 2010 its population was 991. Cesária Évora Airport, the island's international airport is directly north of São Pedro. It was mentioned as a small port as "P. St. Pedro" in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. The lighthouse Farol de D. Amélia sits on the Ponta Machado, 3 km west of the village.
Furna is a seaside community in the northeastern part of the island of Brava, Cape Verde. It lies 2.5 km northeast of the island capital of Nova Sintra. At the 2010 census its population was 612.
Ribeira da Barca is a town in the municipality of Santa Catarina, on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. In 2010 its population was 2,317. It is situated on the west coast, at the mouth of the stream Ribeira da Barca, 11 km northwest of Assomada. The settlement was mentioned as "Rivera das Baras" in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Ilhéu Grande is an uninhabited island of Cape Verde. It is the largest of the Ilhéus do Rombo islet group, located 4 km (2 mi) west of Ilhéu de Cima, the other main islet of the group, and 7 km (4 mi) north of the island Brava. Its length is 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from southwest to northeast and the width is approximately 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from southeast to northwest. It is 96 m high. The islet forms a part of the integral nature reserve Ilhéus do Rombo.
The São Francisco Bay is a bay on the southeastern coast of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated 8 km northeast of the city centre of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. The bay was mentioned in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin as "St. Francisco".
Ilhéu de Cima is an uninhabited island of Cape Verde. It is part of the Ilhéus do Rombo islet group, located 4 km east of Ilhéu Grande, the other main islet of the group, and 8 km northeast of the island Brava. They are administratively a part of the Brava municipality. Surrounding islets include Ilhéu Luiz Carneiro, Ilhéu Sapado and Ilhéu do Rei. The island is part of the integral nature reserve Ilhéus do Rombo, famous for its seabirds colonies.
Palmeira is a town in the northwestern part of the island of Sal, Cape Verde. In 2010 its population was 1,420. The town is situated on the west coast, about 4 km west of the island capital Espargos. Located at Baía de Palmeira, a small bay south of the village, it is home to the main port of the island of Sal. It is the third busiest port of Cape Verde in freight traffic.
Rabo de Junco is a hill on the west coast of the island of Sal in Cape Verde. It is situated at the northern end of the Baía da Murdeira, 8 km southwest of the island capital Espargos. Its steep eroded south face towards the bay is an important nesting area for birds. Rabo de Junco and the surrounding area are protected as a nature reserve. It was mentioned as Rabadyunk in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. To its west lies the uninhabited islet Ilhéu Rabo de Junco.
Tarrafal de Monte Trigo is a settlement in the southwestern part of the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde. In 2010 its population was 841. It is situated on the coast, 27 km west of the island capital Porto Novo. The settlement was mentioned as Terrafal in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Carriçal is a settlement in the eastern part of the island of São Nicolau, Cape Verde. It is situated on the south coast, 8 km southeast of Juncalinho and 24 km east of Ribeira Brava. It is the easternmost settlement on the island. Some 8 km east is the island's easternmost point, Ponta Leste. The place was mentioned as Currissal in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Preguiça is a settlement in the central part of the island of São Nicolau, Cape Verde. It is situated on the south coast, 6 km south of Ribeira Brava. It served as the port of Ribeira Brava, after the older Porto de Lapa, 6 km to the northeast, had been abandoned in 1653 due to pirate attacks. The settlement was mentioned as Paraghisi in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. In 1820 the Forte do Príncipe Real, now ruined, was built to protect the port. Preguiça's port consists of a stone quay and a short mole. Preguiça Airport is located 3 km north of the village.
Baía do Galeão is a bay on the north coast of the island of Maio in Cape Verde. The nearest village is Cascabulho, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the south. The bay was mentioned as "Ghelloons" in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Praia Harbor is the port of the city of Praia in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated in a natural bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Since the latest modernization in 2014, it has 2 long quays, 3 shorter quays, a quay for fishing boats with fish processing installations, 2 container parks, 2 roll-on/roll-off ramps and a passenger terminal. The total length of the quays is 863 m, and the maximum depth is 13.5 m. The port of Praia played an important role in the colonization of Africa and South America by the Portuguese. With 817,845 metric tonnes of cargo and 85,518 passengers handled (2017), it is the second busiest port of Cape Verde, after Porto Grande (Mindelo).
Ponta Jalunga is a headland located nearly a kilometer northeast of the port of Furna on the island of Brava in southwestern Cape Verde. It is the northeasternmost point of the island. The promontory is a rocky area, up to 120 meters high. The headland was mentioned as Pt. Ghelongo in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Ponta Nhô Martinho is a headland on the Island of Brava, Cape Verde. It is the southernmost point of Cape Verde. It is located nearly 4 km south of Cachaço, the nearest settlement. Formerly, the point was called Salt Point, for instance in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. There is a lighthouse on Ponta Nhô Martinho, which is the southernmost structure in Cape Verde. Its focal plane is 29 metres (95 ft) above sea level.
Ponta Leste is the easternmost point of the island of São Nicolau, Cape Verde. It is 8 km east of Carriçal and 30 km east of Ribeira Brava. The point was mentioned in a map in a 1747 atlas collection by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin as "Oost-Hoek" (Dutch), "Pointe de l'Est" (French"). It was sometimes known as East Point in English.
Ponta Bicuda is a headland in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Ponta Moreia, the northernmost point of Santiago, and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of Tarrafal. In the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, the point was mentioned as "Pt. Bikkude".
São Martinho Grande is a settlement in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is part of the municipality Ribeira Grande de Santiago. It is located 4 km east from Cidade Velha and 6.5 km west of Praia city centre. The national road EN1-ST05 passes north of the village. 1.5 km south of the village is a small bay of the Atlantic Ocean, Calheta de São Martinho. It was mentioned as "Kalyete de S. Martin" on the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Ponta do Lobo Lighthouse is a lighthouse located near the headland named Ponta do Lobo, in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. The lighthouse is located about 4 km east of the nearest village, Vale da Custa, and 11 km northeast of the capital Praia. The lighthouse was built in 1887 and is the island's second oldest. It is a 9 metres high trapezoidal tower, attached to a single storey keeper's house. Its class of light is Fl (4) W 15s., its focal height is at 17 meters above sea level and its range is 10 nautical miles.
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