Fogo (which means "fire") is the most prominent of the Sotavento island group of Cape Verde Islands. Its the Cape Verde's tallest island - nearly 3 km (1,9 ml) at Pico do Fogo. The island is located between Santiago and Brava, and is the whole a stratovolcano (conical volcano). Its volcano last erupted in 2014 and feature is a 9-km (5,6 ml) wide caldera, with 1 km (0,6 ml) high walls.
- Fogo Island has a total population of around 38,000, land area of 476 km2 (184 ml2) and highest elevation point (Pico do Fogo) 2829 m (9281 ft).
- There are two towns on the island - Sao Filipe (on the west coast) and Mosteiros (on the northeastern coast).
- The Portuguese settled Fogo island in 1500. Emigration started in 1850, mainly to USA.
- The island's recorded volcanic eruptions were in 1680 (when it was named "Fogo"), 1785, 1799, 1847, 1852, 1857, 1951, 1995, 2014.
Fogo Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Fogo Island Cabo Verde dock (anchor) at Sao Filipe - port town on the western coast.