Santiago Cabo Verde Research, Coordination and Edition: Zeca Pereira Music: ‘Na Alto Cutelo’ performed by Ildo Lobo Photos...
Santiago, Cabo Verde Santiago  is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to hal...
Other  main  towns on the island include Assomada   and Tarrafal.
Santiago, Cabo Verde To counterbalance constant droughts, the first dam of Cape Verde was built on the island of Santiago ...
Santiago, Cabo Verde The dam has changed profoundly the landscape and the agriculture of the area.
Santiago, Cabo Verde A never before seen addition to the landscape in Cape Verde: A LAKE…
Santiago, Cabo Verde
Santiago, Cabo Verde Irrigation allows for more cultivated lands…
Santiago, Cabo Verde …  bringing a smile of happiness to the faces of the peasants…
Santiago, Cabo Verde …  and the reassurance of a wide variety of vegetable supplies to the island and beyond…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Human faces of Santiago…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Enroute to the interior of the island…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The landscape of Santiago is simply breathtaking…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The mountains of Santiago are a joy to the senses…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Achada Falcão…
Santiago, Cabo Verde São Jorge dos Órgãos…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The town of Picos…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The highest elevation of Santiago, the ‘Pico d’Antónia’.
Santiago, Cabo Verde
Santiago, Cabo Verde Another spectacular view of the ‘Pico d’Antónia’
Santiago, Cabo Verde The range of ‘Serra Malagueta’
Santiago, Cabo Verde Typical country house…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The gate into Santiago is its International Airport
Santiago, Cabo Verde The population of Praia has more than doubled since the independence in 1975, so new apartment blocks...
Santiago, Cabo Verde
Santiago, Cabo Verde
Santiago, Cabo Verde Traditional Portuguese style house …
Santiago, Cabo Verde The first high school on the island…
Santiago, Cabo Verde
Santiago, Cabo Verde City Hall… Ministry of Foreign Affairs… Government Palace… National Assembly…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The ‘praça’ (garden)
Santiago, Cabo Verde Another view of the ‘praça’…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Espectacular view from the belvedere of the plateau. On the right, the islet of Santa Maria, where an...
Santiago, Cabo Verde View of ‘achada de Santo António’ . The building of the National Assembly stands out…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Praia by night. On the right, the islet where a complex including a hotel and a casino is to be built...
Santiago, Cabo Verde The magnificent and tranquil bay of Tarrafal…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Secluded Bay of Tarrafal…
Santiago, Cabo Verde Tarrafal – arrival of  the fishermen…
Santiago, Cabo Verde The traquility of the beach of Tarrafal is something that can only be understood by physically being ...
Santiago, Cabo Verde Romantic sunset at the beach of Tarrafal…
Santiago, Cabo Verde CIDADE VELHA - HISTORY In 1462, Portuguese settlers arrived at Santiago and founded Ribeira Grande (n...
Santiago, Cabo Verde People of Santiago are deeply religious…
Santiago, Cabo Verde
Santiago, Cabo Verde In memory of Amilcar Cabral, the founder of the nationality…
Sweet memories from Santiago
Santiago, Cabo Verde E N D Copyright reserved.  Terra e poder ê pa mi… Ku cimbrom na kutelu… mininu na tchom…. barku na po...
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  1. 1. Santiago Cabo Verde Research, Coordination and Edition: Zeca Pereira Music: ‘Na Alto Cutelo’ performed by Ildo Lobo Photos: my own and from the internet Not for commercial use ……………………………………………………………………………………………
  2. 2. Santiago, Cabo Verde Santiago is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half of the nation's population. It was the first of the islands to be settled, the town of Cidade Velha (Old City) being founded as Ribei r a Grande in 1462. It is also home to the nation's capital city of Praia. The island population has doubled since the independence of Cape Verde in 1975. The main industries are agriculture, tourism, fishing and others, and leastly manufacturing. Main agricultural products are corn, sugar cane, banana, coffee and mangoes. Area: 991 km² Population: around 240,000 Municipalities: Praia, São Domingos, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, São Miguel and Tarrafal Highest Elevation: 1,394 m (Pico d'Antónia)
  3. 3. Other main towns on the island include Assomada and Tarrafal.
  4. 4. Santiago, Cabo Verde To counterbalance constant droughts, the first dam of Cape Verde was built on the island of Santiago with funding and technical assistance from the Chinese Government .
  5. 5. Santiago, Cabo Verde The dam has changed profoundly the landscape and the agriculture of the area.
  6. 6. Santiago, Cabo Verde A never before seen addition to the landscape in Cape Verde: A LAKE…
  7. 7. Santiago, Cabo Verde
  8. 8. Santiago, Cabo Verde Irrigation allows for more cultivated lands…
  9. 9. Santiago, Cabo Verde … bringing a smile of happiness to the faces of the peasants…
  10. 10. Santiago, Cabo Verde … and the reassurance of a wide variety of vegetable supplies to the island and beyond…
  11. 11. Santiago, Cabo Verde Human faces of Santiago…
  12. 12. Santiago, Cabo Verde Enroute to the interior of the island…
  13. 13. Santiago, Cabo Verde The landscape of Santiago is simply breathtaking…
  14. 14. Santiago, Cabo Verde The mountains of Santiago are a joy to the senses…
  15. 15. Santiago, Cabo Verde Achada Falcão…
  16. 16. Santiago, Cabo Verde São Jorge dos Órgãos…
  17. 17. Santiago, Cabo Verde The town of Picos…
  18. 18. Santiago, Cabo Verde The highest elevation of Santiago, the ‘Pico d’Antónia’.
  19. 19. Santiago, Cabo Verde
  20. 20. Santiago, Cabo Verde Another spectacular view of the ‘Pico d’Antónia’
  21. 21. Santiago, Cabo Verde The range of ‘Serra Malagueta’
  22. 22. Santiago, Cabo Verde Typical country house…
  23. 23. Santiago, Cabo Verde The gate into Santiago is its International Airport
  24. 24. Santiago, Cabo Verde The population of Praia has more than doubled since the independence in 1975, so new apartment blocks are being built everywhere…
  25. 25. Santiago, Cabo Verde
  26. 26. Santiago, Cabo Verde
  27. 27. Santiago, Cabo Verde Traditional Portuguese style house …
  28. 28. Santiago, Cabo Verde The first high school on the island…
  29. 29. Santiago, Cabo Verde
  30. 30. Santiago, Cabo Verde City Hall… Ministry of Foreign Affairs… Government Palace… National Assembly…
  31. 31. Santiago, Cabo Verde The ‘praça’ (garden)
  32. 32. Santiago, Cabo Verde Another view of the ‘praça’…
  33. 33. Santiago, Cabo Verde Espectacular view from the belvedere of the plateau. On the right, the islet of Santa Maria, where an important tourism complex is to take place…
  34. 34. Santiago, Cabo Verde View of ‘achada de Santo António’ . The building of the National Assembly stands out…
  35. 35. Santiago, Cabo Verde Praia by night. On the right, the islet where a complex including a hotel and a casino is to be built, forming the ‘Fantasy Island’.
  36. 36. Santiago, Cabo Verde The magnificent and tranquil bay of Tarrafal…
  37. 37. Santiago, Cabo Verde Secluded Bay of Tarrafal…
  38. 38. Santiago, Cabo Verde Tarrafal – arrival of the fishermen…
  39. 39. Santiago, Cabo Verde The traquility of the beach of Tarrafal is something that can only be understood by physically being there…
  40. 40. Santiago, Cabo Verde Romantic sunset at the beach of Tarrafal…
  41. 41. Santiago, Cabo Verde CIDADE VELHA - HISTORY In 1462, Portuguese settlers arrived at Santiago and founded Ribeira Grande (now Cidade Velha)--the first permanent European settlement city in the tropics. In the 16th century, the archipelago prospered from the transatlantic slave trade. Pirates occasionally attacked the Portuguese settlements. Sir Francis Drake sacked Ribeira Grande in 1585. After a French attack in 1712 under the command of the Capitaine Lesseps, the city declined in importance relative to Praia, which became the capital in 1770. ................................................................ Views of the “Cidade Velha”…
  42. 42. Santiago, Cabo Verde People of Santiago are deeply religious…
  43. 43. Santiago, Cabo Verde
  44. 44. Santiago, Cabo Verde In memory of Amilcar Cabral, the founder of the nationality…
  45. 45. Sweet memories from Santiago
  46. 46. Santiago, Cabo Verde E N D Copyright reserved. Terra e poder ê pa mi… Ku cimbrom na kutelu… mininu na tchom…. barku na portu… (Land and power will be mine… Berries on the hill tops… children playing around… ships unloading) (lyrics in Creole of the background music)

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