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Picos (Portuguese for the "peaks", in Cape Verdean Creole: Pikus) is the seat town of São Salvador do Mundo municipality, in central part of the central part of Santiagomarker, Cape Verdemarker. The town is the 13th largest city in Cape Verde. Picos is linked with a major highway linking Assomadamarker and the capital city of Praiamarker. It is located about 70 km south of Tarrafalmarker, SW of Pedra Badejomarker, W of Calheta de São Miguelmarker and 55 km WNW of Praiamarker. The national park of Pico da Antónia which is Picos' fame is bounded to the west along its forests and its slopey valley. More mountains dominate the northeast, and the central part is farmlands.

The population has been steadily and into today. The GDP for the town is low and a part of the population live in poverty, much of the population moved to other cities or elsewhere including the northern part of the world.

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Historical population

Year Population Change Density
1990 (June 23, Census) 3,414 - -
2005 (January 1, Computing) 3,778 - -


Pico has a school or a collegiate, a middle school, a secondary school, churches, banks and a few squares praças.

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