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Boa Vista
Nickname: Ilha das dunas (island of the dunes)
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Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Archipelago Cape Verde
Area 631.1 km2 (243.7 sq mi)
Length 30.8 km (19.14 mi)
Width 28.9 km (17.96 mi)
Highest elevation 387 m (1,270 ft)
Highest point Monte Estância
Administration
Municipality Boa Vista
Largest settlement Sal Rei
Demographics
Population 14,451 (2015)
Pop. density 22.9 /km2 (59.3 /sq mi)

Boa Vista is and island that belongs to the Cape Verde Islands. The capital city is Sal Rei.

Boa Vista is famous for its large beaches like Atalanta, Cabral, Chaves, and Ervatão. Its main river is the Ribeira do Rabil. Boa Vista is also notable for its desert Deserto de Viana and its dune fields.

The uninhabited island Boa Vista was discovered by António de Noli and Diogo Gomes in 1460.

Municipality

Administratively, the island of Boa Vista is covered by one municipality. This municipality has 2 civil parishes: Santa Isabel and São João Baptista.

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