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Tarrafal de São Nicolau (municipality)

Tarrafal de São Nicolau is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the western part of the island of São Nicolau, it covers 35% of the island area (119.8 km²), and is home to 41% of its population (5,237 at the 2010 census).[2] Its seat is the town Tarrafal de São Nicolau.

Tarrafal de São Nicolau
Municipality
Location of Tarrafal de São Nicolau
Coordinates: 16°36′N 24°21′W / 16.60°N 24.35°W / 16.60; -24.35Coordinates: 16°36′N 24°21′W / 16.60°N 24.35°W / 16.60; -24.35
CountryCape Verde
IslandSão Nicolau
Area
 • Total119.8 km2 (46.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total5,237
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
ID32

SubdivisionsEdit

The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), São Francisco de Assis. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements (population at the 2010 census):

HistoryEdit

The municipality was created in 2005, when the older municipality of São Nicolau was split in two, the western part becoming the Municipality of Tarrafal de São Nicolau and the eastern part becoming the Municipality of Ribeira Brava.[4]

DemographyEdit

Population of Tarrafal de São Nicolau (1980—2010)
Year Population
1980[5]
2,107
1990[5]
2,109
2000[5]
1,853
2010[2]
5,237

PoliticsEdit

Since 2012, the Movement for Democracy (MpD) is the ruling party of the municipality. The results of the latest elections, in 2016:[6]

Party Municipal Council Municipal Assembly
Votes% Seats Votes% Seats
MpD 55.90 5 55.78 8
PAICV 40.63 0 40.30 5

Twin townEdit

Tarrafal de São Nicolau is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Census Summary
  3. ^ a b Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  4. ^ Lei nº 67/VI/2005, p. 61
  5. ^ a b c Tarrafal de São Nicolau, opendataforafrica.org
  6. ^ Official results local elections 2016, Boletim Oficial I Série, Número 53, 23 September 2016