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For the parish in the Azores Islands, see Porto Formosomarker
Porto Formoso
Portu Furmozu

Island: Santiagomarker

Distance from the island capital: about 50 km north of Praiamarker


Atlantic Oceanmarker
about 500 m
about 800 m (western part)

Porto Formoso (in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: Portu Furmozu) is a village situated at the north of Santiago Island in Cape Verdemarker. The village is linked with the road linking Praiamarker and Assomadamarker which is approximately 60 km away from the capital.

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The area around Porto Formoso are made up of farmlands with some forests in the valley areas. Crops, groves and pastures covers the area. The mountains that are filled with grasslands, rocks and some forests with some farmlands in the hills covers the rest the municipality. The rocky coastline of the Atlanticmarker consisting a few beaches is to the east.


A part of the houses were built in the late-20th century, about 30 to 40% homes are built with mud and brick as well as stone which was common until the mid-20th century, about 60 to 70% uses steel reinforced concrete. 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 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.


The panorama includes the mountains of the central and the northcentral parts of the island and a part of the area can see the Serra da Malaguetamarker to the northwest.

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