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Island: Maiomarker
Municipality: Maiomarker
Parish: Nossa Senhora da Luz

Distance from the island capital of Vila do Maiomarker:
about 10 to 15 km northeeast

Atlantic Oceanmarker (south)
around 50 m
about 250 m

Barreiro (in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: Barrer) is a village in the southern part of the island of Maiomarker. The village is around 10 to 15 km east of the island capital of Vila do Maiomarker and around south of Pedro Vaz and it is linked with a road with the road that encircles the entire island.

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The village is located in the southern part of the island and is situated in the wet to dry climate and it receives little precipitation annually. Farmlands are the island's most common and are mainly of cattle, groves and some fruits and vegetables and rarely some fruit productions and are nearly the size of the football field and its only has about tens of farms, some foodstuffs are received from the northern and the southern parts of the nation as well as the island. The area are hilly and rocky with rocks and some grasslands and bushes and not as deserted, the Chão de Estância dominates the northern half of the area and contains mountains as well, the plain dominates the southern portion of the region. Its soil color ranges from tan to red.

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The village is in the island's low to mid 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. Much of its population are farmers and are based in agriculture. The area received no income until the mid to late-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 arrived in the late-20th century in the area as well as phone lines. A part of the necessities also comes from the island capital.


The area's panorama includes the southern half of the island including parts of Vila do Maio in the western part and the northcentral part of the island which includes mountains as well as the island's tallest summit, Monte Batalha.

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