São Lourenço dos Órgãos, Cape Verde

São Lourenço dos Órgãos is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the mountainous central part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the city João Teves. Its population was 7,388 at the 2010 census, and its area is 36.9 km2.[2] The municipality is bordered by Santa Cruz to the northeast, São Domingos to the south, Ribeira Grande de Santiago to the southwest and São Salvador do Mundo to the northwest. Pico de Antónia, the island's highest mountain, straddles the borders of São Lourenço dos Órgãos, São Salvador do Mundo and Ribeira Grande de Santiago.

São Lourenço dos Órgãos
Grandvaux Barbosa National Botanical Garden
Location of São Lourenço dos Órgãos
Coordinates: 15°04′N 23°36′W / 15.06°N 23.60°W / 15.06; -23.60Coordinates: 15°04′N 23°36′W / 15.06°N 23.60°W / 15.06; -23.60
CountryCape Verde
 • Total36.9 km2 (14.2 sq mi)
 • Total7,388
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Igreja de São Lourenço dos Órgãos
Órgãos, the main peak of the municipality located east of the botanical gardens
The second main peak of Órgaos


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


The municipality was created in 2005, when a parish of the older Municipality of Santa Cruz was separated to become the Municipality of São Lourenço dos Órgãos.[4] Until 2008, it was run by the Installation Commission. Its first president was Victor Baessa, president of PAICV, who ruled for eight years until MpD won the 2016 elections.


Population of São Lourenço dos Órgãos (1980—2010)
Year Population

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At the federal level, it belongs to the constituency of Santiago North. Since 2016, 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 49.11 5 48.93 7
PAICV 47.94 0 48.17 6


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Census Summary
  3. ^ Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  4. ^ Lei nº 64/VI/2005, p. 34
  5. ^ a b c São Lourenço dos Órgãos, opendataforafrica.org
  6. ^ Official results local elections 2016, Boletim Oficial I Série, Número 53, 23 September 2016

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