*[[ISO 3166-2:CV]]: '''CV-BR'''
*Area: 67 km²
*Name of inhabitants: Bravense
It is part of the district of [[Sotavento]]. The places include [[Nova Sintra]].
The island has schools, a lyceum, a gymnasia, churches, and a square (''[[praça]]'') including one in honour of the famous musician Eugene Tavares.
All of the five villages lie north of the mountaintop, which has four main roads including Furna - Vila Nova Sintra and Fajã de Agua and south to Nova Sintra do Monte and slightly south of the mountaintop. The two large islands north of Brava are uninhabited. The mountain valleys dominate the south, the east and the west. The north has a few valleys.
North of Brava are two small islands with 4 islets, 3 of them are west of Ilh(e)u de Cima. The islands are [[Ilh(e)u Grande]] (Portuguese for Large Island or Big Island) and [[Ilh(e)u de Cima]].
The island is part of the [[Sotavento]] (Portuguese for islands under the wind) island chain and is located west of [[Fogo, Cape Verde|Fogo]]. Precipitation arrives from the trade wind clouds. It lies in the lee of the enormous Fogo volcano. The island is covered with a leeward cloud so that evaporation is reduced and the vegetation is more abundant. The island is inhabited. Key inhabited places include the village of Vila Nova Sintra. The village of Furna has a commercial port.