Ribeira Brava, Cape Verde (municipality)

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Ribeira Brava
Municipality
Main square in Ribeira Brava
Main square in Ribeira Brava
Official seal of Ribeira Brava
Seal
Location of Ribeira Brava
Coordinates: 16°37′N 24°14′W / 16.62°N 24.23°W / 16.62; -24.23Coordinates: 16°37′N 24°14′W / 16.62°N 24.23°W / 16.62; -24.23
CountryCape Verde
IslandSão Nicolau
SeatRibeira Brava
Area
 • Total224.8 km2 (86.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total7,580
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
ID31
Websitehttp://www.cmrb.cv/

Ribeira Brava is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the eastern part of the island of São Nicolau, it covers 65% of the island area (224.8 km2), and is home to 59% of its population (7,580 at the 2010 census).[2] Its seat is the city Ribeira Brava.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes):

History[edit]

The municipality was created in 2005, when the older municipality of São Nicolau was split in two, the southwestern part becoming the Municipality of Tarrafal de São Nicolau and the northeastern part becoming the Municipality of Ribeira Brava.[3]

Demography[edit]

Population of Ribeira Brava (1980—2010)
Year Population
1980[4]
11,465
1990[4]
11,556
2000[4]
11,794
2010[2]
7,580

Politics[edit]

Since 2016, the local party GIRB is the ruling party of the municipality; the results of the latest elections, in 2016:[5]

Party Municipal Council Municipal Assembly
Votes% Seats Votes% Seats
GIRB 32.70 2 31.67 4
MpD 32.50 2 33.32 5
PAICV 29.95 1 30.11 4

Persons[edit]

References[edit]

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

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