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Tarrafal Destination Guide

Explore Tarrafal in Cape Verde.

Tarrafal in the region of Tarrafal with it's 6,463 inhabitants is a town in Cape Verde - some 29 mi (or 46 km) North-West of Praia, the country's capital city.

Interactive map of Tarrafal

Current time in Tarrafal is now 12:58 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Cape Verde" with an UTC offset of -1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Vila do Maio, Vila da Ribeira Brava, Sao Domingos, Santa Maria, Sal Rei or Achadinha. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tras-os-Montes, Toril, Tarrafal, Ribeirao Sal, Ribeira da Prata and Massape. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

22°C / 72 °F Broken clouds
Morning Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1026.7 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 68% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Monday, 17th of December 2018
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 23°C (73 °F)
Night: 25°C (77 °F)
Tuesday, 18th of December 2018
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.
Scattered clouds Day: 22°C (72 °F)
Night: 24°C (75 °F)
Wednesday, 19th of December 2018
Sky is clear, light breeze, few clouds.
Sky is clear Day: 21°C (69 °F)
Night: 26°C (79 °F)

Videos

Cabo verde 2012

03:19 min ( May 16, 2012 by carlos carvalho)
Views: 141 - Rating: 1/5

Surfing on the waves on the coast of isl...

02:41 min ( January 15, 2010 by Fred Triep)
Views: 1,116 - Rating: 0/5

This video shows the surfing of a few men on the huge waves along the coast of the island Santiago (near the village Tarrafal) of Cabo Verde


The underwater life on the rocky coast n...

03:35 min ( January 15, 2010 by Fred Triep)
Views: 65 - Rating: 0/5

This video shows the underwater life (fishes and sea-anemones) on the rocky coast south of Tarrafal (island Santiago, Cabo Verde

The mountain landscape of the island San...

00:52 min ( January 14, 2010 by Fred Triep)
Views: 65 - Rating: 0/5

This video shows the landscape of the central part of the island Santiago (Cabo Verde), seen from Figueria das Naus to the south


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Interesting facts about this location

Tarrafal camp

Tarrafal (also known as Campo da Morte Lenta, the "Camp of the Slow Death") was a prison camp in the Portuguese colony of Cape Verde, set up by the dictator António de Oliveira Salazar after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War (1936), where opponents of his right-wing authoritarian regime were sent. At least 32 anarchists, communists, and other opponents of Salazar's regime died thereTemplate:Who?.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 15.28, -23.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:20th century in Portugal, Concentration camps, History of Cape Verde, Political history of Portugal

Tarrafal, Cape Verde (municipality)

Tarrafal is a municipality located in the northern part of the island of Santiago in Sotavento in Cape Verde. The municipal population is around 18000, the area is 112.4 km² and the density is about 160/km². Tarrafal is located 75 km NNW of Cape Verde's capital, Praia. Farmland surrounds the main town to the north and east and in the southern valley areas. The Serra da Malagueta mountain range lies to the south.

More reading: Tarrafal, Cape Verde (municipality) homepage
Located at 15.28, -23.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Cape Verde, Santiago, Cape Verde

São Miguel, Cape Verde

São Miguel is a municipality located in the northeastern part of the island of Santiago in Sotavento in southcentral Cape Verde. The municipal population is around 16,104, the area is 91 km² and the density is about 176/km². São Miguel is located about 60 km NNW of Cape Verde's capital Praia, SE of Tarrafal and N of Assomada and Picos. São Miguel is linked with a highway linking Tarrafal and Praia and a mountain road to the Tarrafal–Assomada Route which also links to Assomada and Picos.

More reading: São Miguel, Cape Verde homepage
Located at 15.28, -23.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Cape Verde, Santiago, Cape Verde

Santa Catarina, Cape Verde

Santa Catarina is a municipality located in the northwestern and the western parts of the island of Santiago in Sotavento in Cape Verde. The municipal population is around 49,829, the area is 243 km² and the density is about 205/km². The seat of the municipality is Assomada. The municipality was created in 1971. Santa Catarina is located about 60 km NNW of Cape Verde's capital Praia, SSE of Tarrafal and W of São Miguel.

More reading: Santa Catarina, Cape Verde homepage
Located at 15.28, -23.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Cape Verde, Santa Catarina, Cape Verde, Santiago, Cape Verde

Santiago, Cape Verde

Santiago, or Santiagu in Cape Verdean Creole, is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nation’s population. At the time of Darwin's voyage it was called St. Jago. Santiago is located between the islands of Maio (40 km west) and Fogo (50 km east) and is one of the Sotavento. It was the first of the islands to be settled, the town of Cidade Velha being founded as Riberia Grande in 1462.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 15.28, -23.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:Islands of Cape Verde, Santiago, Cape Verde