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Chão Bom
Txon Bon


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Island: Santiagomarker
Municipality: Tarrafalmarker?

Distance from the island capital: about 100 km north-northwest of Praiamarker

Altitude:
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-Highest



about 100 m (east)
about 400 m
about 1,000 m (southwest)




Chão Bom (in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: Txon Bon) is a village situated in the central part of Santiago Island in Cape Verdemarker. The village is linked with the a road linking Boa Entrada including Assomadamarker and Calheta de São Miguelmarker.

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Geography

The area around Chão Bom made up of farmlands with some forests around the village and the valley areas. Crops, groves and pastures covers the western portion. The rest of the area are made up of barren rocks with grasslands and bushes, the mountains covers the southern and the northern portions. Its climate is desert-like and dry.

Information

Most of the houses were built in the late-20th century, some homes are built with mud and brick as well as stone which was common until the mid-20th century, a small fraction uses steel reinforced concrete. The living standards are around the low range as well as its income, one time, there were no money until the mid-20th century. The village is in the island's low to middle to upper class. Much of the population are farmers and are based in agriculture where banana plantations, pineapple, livestock and other crops including fruits and vegetables are common, the rest works in shops, ports and other businesses including its ports, services and markets, the remainder are fishers. Electricity as well as communications, other necessities and phone lines were introduced and serves many houses since the mid-20th century and serves much of the population.

Panorama

The panorama includes the mountains of the northcentral and the northern portions the island including Serra da Malaguetamarker to the south. The island of Fogomarker can be seen to the southwest.


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