|Ribeira da Trindade|
Ribeira da Trindade from the neighborhood of Fazenda in Praia with the view of Lem Cachorro, on the left is Vila Nova
|Main source|| southwest of São Domingos |
Santiago Island, Cape Verde
650 m (2,130 ft)
|River mouth|| Praia Harbour, Atlantic Ocean |
|Length||15 km (9.3 mi)|
|Basin size||24.9 km2 (9.6 sq mi)|
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.
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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).
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Farol de Dona Maria Pia is a lighthouse at the southernmost point of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It stands on the headland Ponta Temerosa, at the entrance of Praia Harbour, 2 km south of the city centre of Praia. The lighthouse was built in 1881 and was named after Maria Pia of Savoy, queen of Portugal at the time. The octagonal tower is 21 m high and its focal plane is 25 m above mean sea level. It is painted white. The lighthouse is used for navigational purposes.
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Praia Baixo is a village in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is part of the municipality of São Domingos and the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz. It is situated on the east coast, 1.5 km northwest of Achada Baleia, 11 km southeast of Pedra Badejo, 10 km east of São Domingos and 16 km north of the capital Praia. In 2010 its population was 952.
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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).
Lem Ferreira is a subdivision of the city of Praia in the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Its population was 1,456 at the 2010 census. It is situated directly east of the city centre (Platô), on the east bank of Ribeira da Trindade. Bordering neighborhoods include Agua Funda to the northeast, Achada Grande Frente to the east and the south and Platô and Praia Negra to the west.
The Culture of the Island of Santiago, Cape Verde is the richest in the nation, with a range of customs and practices common in the islands,
Fazenda is a subdivision of the city of Praia in the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Its population was 1,848 at the 2010 census. It is situated directly north of the city centre (Platô). Bordering neighbourhoods include Lem Cachorro to the northeast, Paiol to the east, Platô to the south and Achadinha to the west. Its northern and eastern borders are formed by Ribeira da Trindade.
The Architecture of Cape Verde has different architectural styles in the nation. Unlike the African mainland, Cape Verde was uninhabited until 1461 when the Portuguese arrived, most of the other islands were first inhabited after the end of the 15th century. Its architecture was introduced in the 1460s and has its first origins from Portuguese settlers from the Madeira Islands, after the first arrival of mainland Africans, a bit of African architecture would be elements mainly in rural areas. The Manueline was its first architectural style on the island, it was later followed by Renaissance, Baroque, Pombaline, Early Modern and Modern. It was one of the last in the whole of Africa to introduce architecture late. Cape Verde has one of the richest architecture in the western portion of West Africa, the sub-Saharan portion, the richest probably being Mali.
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