São Nicolau

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THE BIRTHPLACE OF CABOVERIAN INTELLECTUALITY.

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THE BIRTHPLACE OF CABOVERIAN INTELLECTUALITY.

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@Andrea Brito

History

São Nicolau was discovered in December of 1961 by Diogo Afonso, a Portuguese navigator, but only began to be peopled in 1510, by settlers from Madeira and African slaves. An island with a very active volcanic past visible in its hilly terrain, São Nicolau’s highest point is Monte Gordo, at 1,304 meters.

The fort at Preguiça port is a historic landmark where Pedro Álvares Cabral stopped over on the voyage on which he would later go on to discover Brazil. São Nicolau is considered to be the cradle of Cabo Verdean intellectualism, and is where the literary movement Claridade, of extreme importance in Cabo Verdean literature, was born.

Geography

São Nicolau has a total land area of 343 km2, with a maximum width of 25 km and a length of 50 km. It is located in the Windward group of islands, between São Vicente and Sal. São Nicolau currently counts some 13,500 inhabitants, and its main population centers are the cities of Ribeira Brava and Tarrafal.

The island was divided into two municipalities, Ribeira Brava and Tarrafal de São Nicolau, in 2005. Before this, there was but a single municipality on the island. The island also has three parishes: Nossa Senhora da Lapa, Nossa Senhora do Rosário and São Francisco.

Cuisine

The island’s specialty is modje-guisado, a stew made of goat meat with potatoes, onions, grains and rice. Fish and seafood, including lobster, are the foundation of the island’s diet. São Nicolau’s grogue and canned tuna are of high quality.

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