Brava is an island and municipality of the Sotavento group It has a rounded contour about 9 km in diameter. Its largest settlement is the village of Nova Sintra. The only county of the island has about seven thousand inhabitants. At 67 km², Brava is the smallest of Cape Verde’s inhabited islands, and has a population density of 101.49 / km². The island has a school, a high school, a church and a square, Praça Eugénio Tavares.
When the island was discovered, they named it St. John. However, some time later the name was changed due to the flowery appearance of the island. It was given the name “Brava” which means “wild“. Being “brava” an adjective such as “wild”, “rebel”, “green” or any other adjective, the name of the island, unlike all the others, is not governed by the preposition “de”, as is the case with nouns – names of things (Fogo, Maio, Sal) or names of Santos (Saint Nicholas, Saint Luzia, Saint Vincent, etc.). Even in Creole there is this difference: one says Dja d ‘Sal, Dja r’ Mai ‘, Dja di Santiagu, Dja r’ Fogu, but never Dja di Braba, it is always Dja Braba.