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For the municipality in the state of São Paulomarker, Brazilmarker, see Rincãomarker
Ponta Rincão
Pónta Rinkon

Island: Santiagomarker
Municipality: Santa Catarina

Distance from the island capital: about 70 km NW of Praiamarker


Atlantic Oceanmarker
about 10 m
about 700 to 800 m

Ponta Rincão (in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: Pónta Rinkon) is a village situated at the western part of Santiago Island in Cape Verdemarker. It is part of the municipality of Santa Catarina?. The village is linked with the road linking to the Boa Entrada as well as the Tarrafalmarker-Assomadamarker Road.

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The area around Ponta Rincão are made up of farmlands with some forests. Crops, groves and pastures covers the valley areas. Forests are mainly in the valley and mountain areas. The mountains that are filled with grasslands and rocks rarely suitable for vegetation dominates the rest of the area.


Many houses were built in the late-20th century, many homes are built with mud and brick as well as stone which was common until the mid-20th century. The living standards are around the low to middle range as well as its income, one time, there were no money until the mid-20th century. The village is in the island's middle to upper class. Most 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.


The panorama includes the mountains around the area, the Serra da Malaguetamarker can be seen, the island of Fogomarker can be seen to the west-southwest.


Ponta Rincão has school, a middle school, a churches, and a square (praça or prasa). Its nearest secondary school is in suburban northwestern part of Praia.

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