Calheta, Cape Verde

Calheta is a town[2] in the western part of the island of Maio. It is situated on the Atlantic coast, around 11 km north of the island capital Porto Inglês and 6 km north of Morro. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,156, making it the island's second most populous settlement. The settlement was mentioned as "Kalyete" in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.[3]

Calheta
Settlement
Calheta's main street
Calheta's main street
Calheta is located in Cape Verde
Calheta
Calheta
Coordinates: 15°13′48″N 23°12′43″W / 15.230°N 23.212°W / 15.230; -23.212Coordinates: 15°13′48″N 23°12′43″W / 15.230°N 23.212°W / 15.230; -23.212
CountryCape Verde
IslandMaio
MunicipalityMaio
Civil parishNossa Senhora da Luz
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total1,156
ID61102

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  3. ^ Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1747). "Carte des Isles du Cap Verd = Kaart van de Eilanden van Kabo Verde" (in French).