Funda das Figueiras

Funda das Figueiras

Funda das Figueiroas
Funda das Figéras
Island: Santo Antão
Municipality: Boa Vista
Distance from the island capital of Sal Rei:
about 20 to 30 km east
Atlantic Ocean (north)
around 50 m around 200 m (souhwest)

Fundo das Figueiras (Capeverdean Crioulo, (written in ALUPEC): Fund’ d’ F’géra) is a village in the eastern part of the island of Boa Vista. The village is around 30 km southeast of the island capital of Sal Rei and south of Norte and are linked with the road linking with Rabil and Sal Rei and a remote road northeast to Gata and south to Cabeço do Tarafes.

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The village is situated in the dry desert climate and it receives little or no precipitation annually. Farmlands are nearly unavailable and are mainly of cattle and rarely some fruit productions and are nearly the size of the football field and its only has about tens of farms, many foodstuffs are received from the northern and the southern parts of the nation. The area are mainly desert and are covered with bushes to the western part and features a small forest, its soil colour ranges from yellow-brown to red, the mountains are to the west, a plateau is in the central and the eastenr parts and rocky cliffs to the eastern shoreline of the Atlantic with some low hills in some areas.

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The village is in the island's middle class. Most of the houses are built with stone and concrete, several houses are built with either steel reinforced concrete or with stone and wood,a few homes are made up of mud and brick. A part of its population are farmers and are based in agriculture. The area received no income until the mid -20th century and is the island's poorest settlement. 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 nearly unavailable in the area as well as phone lines but introduced since the late-20th century. A part of the necessities also comes from the island capital.

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