Baía das Gatas

Baía das Gatas is a village in the northeastern part of the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. It is situated on the east coast, 4 km east of Salamansa and 8 km east of the island capital Mindelo. It takes its name from the bay it is situated on, also named Baía das Gatas. The bay was mentioned as "B. des Ghat" in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.[2]

Baía das Gatas
Baia das gatas.jpg
Baía das Gatas is located in Cape Verde
Baía das Gatas
Coordinates: 16°54′11″N 24°54′36″W / 16.903°N 24.910°W / 16.903; -24.910Coordinates: 16°54′11″N 24°54′36″W / 16.903°N 24.910°W / 16.903; -24.910
CountryCape Verde
IslandSão Vicente
MunicipalitySão Vicente
Civil parishNossa Senhora da Luz
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total162
Beach of Baía das Gatas, São Vicente, Cabo Verde

Music festivalEdit

Since 1984, the Festival de Música da Baía das Gatas is held every year in a full moon weekend in August on the beach of Baía das Gatas. It features local and international music.[3]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1747). "Carte des Isles du Cap Verd = Kaart van de Eilanden van Kabo Verde" (in French).
  3. ^ "Mindelo Infos - Festival de Baia das Gatas (1ère partie) - Cap-Vert".

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