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

Distance from the island capital of Vila do Maiomarker: -

Atlantic Oceanmarker (east)
around 5 m
around eastern part

Morrinho (in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: Morrinh) is a settlement in the northwest of the island of Maiomarker in Cape Verdemarker.

Nearest places

  • Cascabulhomarker, east (distance: approximately 5 km)
  • Calheta, south (distance: approximately 5 km)


The village is located in the northwestern part of the island and is situated in a 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 around the area and into the hills, some foodstuffs are received from the northern and the southern parts of the nation as well as the island. The area are almost entirely flat, a few mountains dominate the southeastern part, the salty Terras Salgadas dominate the northern portion of the island. Its soil color ranges from tan to red. The Atlantic Oceanmarker lies to the northwest and features a bay called the BaĆ­a da Santana.

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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. 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 western and the northern portions of the area can see the Atlantic Oceanmarker, the mountains can be seen to the southeast. Much of the area cannot see the Boa Vista Islandmarker due to the flat landscape, but it can rarely be seen by the shoreline.

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