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São Vicente Between São Antão and Santa Luzia, Cape Verde Islands

16.8N 24.9W

June 3rd, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Cape Verde - June 2nd, 2010

Cape Verde - June 2nd, 2010

This orthorectified image shows three of the Cape Verde Islands. In the center is São Vicente (Portuguese for “Saint Vincent”), also Son Visent or Son Sent in Cape Verdean Creole, is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. It is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão.

The island is roughly rectangular in shape with a surface area of ca. 227 km2 (88 sq mi). From east to west it measures 24 km (15 mi) and from north to south no more than 16 km (9.9 mi). The terrain includes mountains in the west, the southwest, the south, the east-central and the north.

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