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Santiago: Municipality of Santa Catarina today completes 187 years of its creation

Assomada, Nov 25 (Inforpress) – The municipality of Santa Catarina, in the countryside of Santiago Island, the third largest municipality of Cabo Verde, composed of 56 localities, created in 1834, today celebrates the 187 years of its creation.

With an area of 243 square kilometres, it is considered a rural municipality, where 86 per cent (%) of the population lives in rural areas and essentially dry land, livestock farming, aquaculture, fisheries and retail trade.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), from 2017, Santa Catarina has a resident population of 45.921, 48.1% male and 51.9% female, representing 15.2% at the level of the Santiago Island and 8.5% at the level of Cabo Verde.

To celebrate the Municipality Day and patron saint of Santa Catarina was prepared a range of cultural and sports activities which began since the beginning of November, which culminate today with a Eucharist in the Baixo Church, Cruz Grande.



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