Information about the Cape Verde Country

Nature Reserves

March 17, 2017

Fogo Natural Park, on the island of Fogo, is one of ten “natural parks” in the country of Cape Verde. The protected area is 84.69 km², which is 17.8% of the total area of the island. 50% of the park lies within the municipality Santa Catarina do Fogo, 28% in municipality of Mosteiros and 22% in São Filipe. 

Monte Gordo is a mountain on the island of São Nicolau, Cape Verde. At 1,312 m elevation, it is the island’s highest point. It is situated in the western part of the island, 6 km west of the island capital Ribeira Brava. The mountain is of volcanic origin, less than 1 million years old. 

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