|Ribeira Grande de Santiago|
The valley of Ribeira Grande de Santiago
|Main source|| near Monte Tchota |
Santiago Island, Cape Verde
750 m (2,460 ft)
|River mouth|| Cidade Velha |
|Length||16 km (9.9 mi)|
Ribeira Grande de Santiago is a stream in the southern part of the island of Santiago in Cape Verde. In its upper part it is called Ribeira Cadacina. Its source is in the central mountain range of the island, near Monte Tchota, west of Rui Vaz, in the municipality of São Domingos. It flows towards the south, and joins the Atlantic Ocean in Cidade Velha. Villages along its course are Achada Loura, Salineiro and Calabaceira. A reservoir for irrigation was built near Salineiro in 2013.
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).
Monte Tchota is a mountain located in the central part of Santiago Island in Cape Verde. Its elevation is 1,041 m. It is part of the Serra do Pico de Antónia Natural Park, and lies 1.5 km southeast of Pico de Antónia, the highest point of the island. The village Rui Vaz lies 3 km to the east.
Ribeira, Portuguese and Galician for stream or riverside, may refer to the following places:
Ribeira Grande de Santiago is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the southwestern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the city Cidade Velha. Its population was 8,325 at the 2010 census, and its area is 137.3 km².
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.
Achada Fazenda is a settlement in the eastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. In 2010 its population was 2,592. It is situated near the east coast, 2 km southeast of Pedra Badejo, near the estuary of the Ribeira Seca.
Achada Monte is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde and is part of the municipality of São Miguel. It is situated near the east coast, 8 km northwest of Calheta de São Miguel. In 2010 its population was 1,652. It is on the road connecting Praia and Tarrafal through Pedra Badejo, the EN1-ST02. The small bay Mangue de Sete Ribeiras is located east of the settlement. Ribeira Principal flows west of the village.
Ribeira do Paul is a seasonal stream that flows in the northeastern part of the island of Santo Antão in Cape Verde. The stream flows from southwest to northeast. The upper part of the valley belongs to Cova-Paul-Ribeira da Torre Natural Park.
Ribeira Grande is a stream in the northeastern part of the island of Santo Antão in Cape Verde. The stream flows from west-southwest to east-northeast, through a steep and narrow gorge. The river begins near Lombo Santa, passes through Boca de Ambas Ribeiras, Boca de Coruja and Coculi, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Ribeira Grande. Its most important tributaries are the Ribeira de Chã das Pedras, and the Ribeira da Torre, that joins the Ribeira Grande in the town Ribeira Grande.
Ribeira do Calhau is a stream in the eastern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. It begins in the hills southeast of the island capital Mindelo, flows towards the east and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, at the village Calhau. The settlement Ribeira de Calhau, which comprises the villages Madeiral, Ribeira de Calhau and Calhau, takes its name from this stream.
Ribeira Brava is a city on the island of São Nicolau, Cape Verde. It is the seat of the Ribeira Brava Municipality. Its population was 1,936 at the 2010 census. The town is situated in the valley of the river Ribeira Brava, east of the main mountain range of the island. The name of the river is Portuguese for "rough stream", referring to the violent behaviour of the river during rains. The city has a colonial look with Portuguese style buildings, charming parks and gardens, small winding streets, and steep hills.
Montanha is a settlement in the central part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated 2 km north of João Teves and 8 km southwest of Pedra Badejo. The area is intensively farmed; mainly maize, beans and sugar-cane.
Ribeira da Torre is a torrential stream in the northeastern part of the island of Santo Antão in Cape Verde. Its source is in the mountains north of the Cova crater, near the locality Rabo Curto. It flows to the north through the settlements Xoxo, Fajã Domingas Benta and Lugar de Guene. In the city Ribeira Grande it flows into the river Ribeira Grande, just upstream of its outflow into the Atlantic Ocean. Its upper valley is part of the protected area Cova-Paul-Ribeira da Torre Natural Park. There is small-scale agriculture in the valley, producing sugar cane, coffee, yam, banana, papaya and mango.
Barragem de Poilão is a dam located in the eastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, in the municipality of São Lourenço dos Órgãos. It impounds the stream Ribeira Seca, the island's largest river. the reservoir, used for irrigation, stretches between the villages Poilão and Levada. North of the reservoir is the national road from João Teves to Achada Fazenda (EN1-ST03).
Salineiro is a village in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is part of the municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago. In 2010 its population was 1,113. It is located on the western edge of the Ribeira Grande gorge, 2.5 km north of Cidade Velha and 11 km west of the capital Praia.
Ribeira da Trindade is a stream in the southern part of the island of Santiago in Cape Verde. It is the most important river of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. Its basin area is 24.9 km2 (9.6 sq mi). The stream flows northwest to southeast and is about 15 km in length. Its source is in the municipality of São Domingos, near the settlement Achada Mitra. It flows through the city of Praia and discharges into the Praia Harbour, near the city centre.
Calabaceira is a village in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is part of the municipality Ribeira Grande de Santiago. In 2010 its population was 366. It is located on the eastern edge of the Ribeira Grande gorge, 2 km northeast of Cidade Velha and 10 km west of the capital Praia.
Nossa Senhora do Rosario church is a 15th century church in the town of Cidade Velha on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is located in the northwest of the town, near the right (west) bank of the stream Ribeira Grande de Santiago. The historic centre of Cidade Velha is an UNESCO World Heritage site since June 2009.
Ribeira Seca is the largest stream of the island of Santiago in Cape Verde. It is 18 km (11 mi) long and its basin area is 71.5 km2 (27.6 sq mi). Located in the eastern part of the island, it flows through the municipalities of São Lourenço dos Órgãos and Santa Cruz. Its source is near the highest point of the island, Pico de Antónia, from where it flows to the east to João Teves. It turns to the northeast and flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Achada Fazenda, 2 km southeast of Pedra Badejo. It is called Ribeira de Pico da Antónia in its uppermost part, and Ribeira de Lage near João Teves.
Ribeira Principal is a stream in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It flows completely within the municipality of São Miguel. Its source is in the Serra Malagueta mountains. It flows generally north, through the valley of Principal, and joins the Atlantic Ocean near Achada Monte.