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São Tiago

São Tiago
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About São Tiago

Santiago (Portuguese for "Saint James"), or Santiagu in the local Bádiu language, is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nation's population.
Santiago is located between the islands of Maio (40 km west) and Fogo (50 km east) and is one of the Sotavento. It was the first of the islands to be settled, the town of Cidade Velha being founded as Riberia Grande in 1462. It is also home to the nation's capital city of Praia and to one of the islands' two international airports including Francisco Mendes 2 km from the capital (IATA airport code: RAI, PRAIa). The island population has doubled since the independence of Cape Verde in 1975. Other towns on The island include Assomada and Tarrafal. The main industries are agriculture, tourism, fishing and others, and leastly manufacturing. Main agricultural products are corn, sugar cane, banana, coffee and mangoes.
Other parts of The island include Cidade Velha, 15 km west of Praia, Cape Verde's first capital, others include Assomada, 60 km north and Tarrafal in the northern part of The island 75 km from the capital. (Wikipedia)

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São Tiago News

  • AP News in Brief  |  Sep 14, 2010 19:03:25  |  By Steinomite
    The storm warning was issued for the southern Cape Verde Islands, including Maio, Sao Tiago, Fogo and Brava. By The Associated Press Music's wildest party ...View Full Article  View Full Article
  • Travel: 'Freestyle' cruisin...  |  Sep 14, 2010 19:03:25  |  By Steinomite
    ... dos lavradores (workers' market), where women sold flowers in traditional Madeiran costume, before taking a trip to the 17th-century São Tiago ...  View Full Article
  • 11am Update on Tropical Sto...  |  Sep 14, 2010 19:03:24  |  By Steinomite
    Sao Tiago... Fogo and Brava. at 1100 am edt... the center of tropical storm Julia was located near latitude 14.9 north... longitude 26.1 west. ...V...  View Full Article
  • 9/8: Few breaks in the clou...  |  Sep 14, 2010 19:03:24  |  By Steinomite
    SAO TIAGO... LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 23.5 WEST. IGOR IS IN FORWARD SPEED. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF IGOR SHOULD PA...  View Full Article

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  • can-green Comment By: can_green Date: 2007-03-15 16:15:19
    A nice start to this site. I'd love to see more.
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