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Ribeira da Prata
Ribéra da Prata

Island: Santiagomarker

Distance from the island capital: about 90 km northwest of Praiamarker


Atlantic Oceanmarker
about 5 m
Serra da Malaguetamarker (northeast)

Ribeira da Prata (also in Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Ribéra da Prata) is a village and a stream situated at the east of Santiago Island in Cape Verdemarker. The village is linked with the road linking Praiamarker and Assomadamarker which is approximately 110 km away from the capital.

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The area around Ribeira da Prata are made up of farmlands with some forests around the village and the coastline. Crops, groves and pastures covers the area. The rest of the area are made up of barren rocks with grasslands and bushes and the mountains dominates the east especially the Serra da Malaguetamarker to the southeast. The rocky coastline of the Atlanticmarker consisting a few beaches is to the west.


Many houses were built in the late-20th century, about 70 to 80% homes are built with mud and brick as well as stone which was common until the mid-20th century, about 20 to 30% 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 northern portions the island and most of the area can see the Serra da Malaguetamarker to the southeast. The island of Fogomarker can be seen to the southwest.

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