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Pedro Vaz
Pedru Vaz
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

Pedro Vaz (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Pedru Vaz, São Vicente Crioulo: Pedr' Vaz) is a settlement in the east of the island of Maiomarker in Cape Verdemarker.

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The village is located in the eastern part of the island and is situated in a dry climate and it receives little precipitation annually. Farmlands dominate the area around the village and they 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 mountainous to the west and the northwest with the flat lands to the east that reaches around 1 to 2 km from the shoreline. Its soil color ranges from tan to red. The Atlantic Oceanmarker lies to the east and features a bay called the Baía La Figueira.

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The village is in the island's low class. Almost every 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 central and the eastern of the area can see the Atlantic Oceanmarker, the mountains can be seen to the west.

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