Cape Verde Genealogy

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The nine inhabited islands of Cape Verde are divided into two geographical groups, the ''Barlavento'' (windward) Islands and the ''Sotavento'' (leeward) Islands. Each of these islands is hosts one or more municipalities, plus towns and parishes; all but towns are as follows:
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=== Barlavento Islands (island group) ===
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==== Santo Antão (island) ====
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===== Ribeira Grande (municipality) =====
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Nossa Senhora do Rosário (parish)<br>Nossa Senhora do Livramento
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===== Paul =====
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Santo António das Pombas
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===== Porto Novo =====
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São João Baptista<br>Santo André
  
 
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Revision as of 22:22, 25 November 2009

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Getting started with Cape Verde research

Cape Verde was probably discovered in 1456 by Luigi da Cadamosto, who at that time was in service to Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal (Henrique o Navegador); the islands showed no signs of any previous human settlement. In 1462, São Tiago was the first island to receive settlers. Plantation agriculture was established by the Portuguese community and worked by African slaves, who were brought in from the adjacent Guinea coast. Read more...

Jurisdictions

The nine inhabited islands of Cape Verde are divided into two geographical groups, the Barlavento (windward) Islands and the Sotavento (leeward) Islands. Each of these islands is hosts one or more municipalities, plus towns and parishes; all but towns are as follows:

Barlavento Islands (island group)

Santo Antão (island)

Ribeira Grande (municipality)

Nossa Senhora do Rosário (parish)
Nossa Senhora do Livramento

Paul

Santo António das Pombas

Porto Novo

São João Baptista
Santo André

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