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São Filipe Cape Verde

São Filipe (Portuguese for “Saint Philip”) is a city on the west coast of the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. It is the capital of the island, and the seat of the São Filipe Municipality. The island’s airport, São Filipe Airport, is located on the southeastern edge of the town and the island’s port is 4 km north of the center at Vale de Cavaleiros. The town’s elevation is 20 meters.

 

 Things to do

 

Memory House, Address: Sao Filipe, Fogo 8220, Cape Verde, Phone: +238 281 27 65

Fogo Tour, Municipal Market, Sao Filipe, Fogo, Cape Verde, +238 970 77 75

Church of Our Lady of Conception,
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Beaches

Praia da Bila, a black beach, is 40 m below the city center. It is not very clean, and on many days the sea is very rough. The inhabitants of the city prefer the beach at the harbour Porto de Vale de Cavaleiros, about 4 km in the north of Sao Filipe which is the island’s westernmost point and one of few that it is an artificial section of land, others in Cape Verde are Ponta do Sol on Santo Antão. In spite of the harbour, the water is cleaner and the sea is not so rough. The most popular beach of the island is Ponta da Sallina in São Jorge.

 

Climate

São Filipe has a desert climate. The average temperature is 24.2 °C (75.6 °F). Average precipitation is 272 millimeters.

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