Santao

Island of Santo Antão

Santo Antão is an island with majestic mountains and deep and steep valleys, the topography of the island is breathtaking. The surface area of Santo Antão is 779Km2. It is the second largest island of the archipelago and is rather like a trapezoid in shape.
The climate is dry in the south, cool in the central region (at an Altitude of 1000 m) and humid in the northeast region. Quite naturally, the vegetation varies dramatically between regions.
The high zones are covered with trees like the eucalyptus, the cypress, and the pine-tree. The south, in total contrast, is arid with herbaceous vegetation and the coastline is very picturesque. 

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