Estancia Roque

Fonte Aleixo

Fonte Aleixo
Fonti Alexu
Island: Fogo
Municipality: São Filipe
Distance from the island capital: about 20 km east
of São Filipe
about 300 to 400 m

Fonte Aleixo (Portuguese meaning large mountain, Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Fonti Alexu), is a village located approximately 20 km east of the island capital of Sao Filipe and southwest of Cova Figueira in the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. Fonte Aleixo is linked with the road encircling the island as well as a road linking to several villages by the southern coast especially Patim.

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The area around Fonte Aleixo contains farmlands in the central and the southern, western and the eastern portions, the Chã das Caldeiras lies to the north and contains grasslands and rocks, the Atlantic Ocean can be seen to the south. The living standards are in the low range as well as its income, one time, there were no money until the late-20th century. The village is in the island's middle class class. A part of the houses are built with concrete, the rest are built with stone and mud. Much its population are farmers and are based in agriculture where banana plantations, pineapple and other crops are common. However, a part of the needy materials comes from the island capital, the island capital and the diaspora. But for other needs, electricity, communications and appliances are partially available in the area as well as phone lines since the mid to late-20th century. A part of the necessities also comes from the island capital.

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