Barlavento Islands

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Barlavento islands (yellow) within Cape Verde
Barlavento Islands

The Barlavento Islands (literally, the Windward) is the northern island group of the Cape Verde archipelago.[1] It can be divided into two sub-groups:

Minor islets include Ilhéu de Sal-Rei and Ilhéu do Baluarte off Boa Vista, Ilhéu dos Pássaros off São Vicente and Ilhéu Rabo de Junco off Sal. The total area of the Barlavento Islands is 2,239 km2 (864 sq mi).[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Valor simbólico do centro histórico da Praia, Lourenço Conceição Gomes, Universidade Portucalense, 2008, p. 58-59

Further reading

  • Barlavento Islands article at Britannica Online, accessed on 1 January 2010

Coordinates: 17°00′N 24°00′W / 17.000°N 24.000°W / 17.000; -24.000

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