Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island – Cape Verde

Population in Sao Vicente Island: 81,014 (2015)

Population in city Mindelo: 1,553.

Language: Portuguese. Creole tends to be used in conversation.

Currency: Cape Verde Escudo (CVE)

1 EUR = 110.27 Escudos

1 USD = 99.91 Escudos

Statue of an Eagle, ร€guia do Mindelo

The island is volcanic, dry and mostly low. The town has replica of Lisbon’s Belem Tower, located near the fish market, in an interesting part of the city. The late Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora started her career singing in the taverns of Mindelo, and later brought the uniquely lilting CapeVerdean form of fado music to the world through her bestselling records and concert tours.

Pedestrian road… and trees winners ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜

Statue of Portuguese explorer

An Portuguese explorer who worked with Henry the Navigator, he explored the Cape Verde islands. The statue stands right by the Torre de Belem on the waterfront.

The most important city on the Cape Verde island of Sao Vicente, Mindelo originally thrived as a coal depot for steamships plying the Atlantic. With the advent of diesel engines, its importance waned, although it is still an important port for the maritime trade.

Professional interest…… ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ˜

There are many new buildings in the city, a lot of construction, new projects. The city is growing efficiently.

Visited May 17, 2023.

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