|Distance from the island capital:|| about 5 km west of|
about 5 m
around 60 to 70 m
Fontona (also in the Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK and the Sal Crioulo) is a village in the weswtern part of the island of Sal. The village is about 4 km west of Espargos and around 1 km south of Palmeiras.
Desert sands dominates the area around the village with hills by the coastline, vegetation are within the villages and the coastline, palm trees also dominates the coastline and takes up much of the region's vegetation. Farmlands are mainly composes of cattle and livestock as well as tropical fruits and rare vegetation, other fruits and vegetables and wheat are exported from other parts of Cape Verde that has a wetter climate.
The village is in the island's low class. Many houses are built with mud-brick and stone, the rest are concrete or sand with stone. All of its population are farmers and are based in agriculture. 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 late-20th century. A part of the necessities also comes from the island capital.
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