There is also in Cape Verde, see Fajãzinha, Cape VerdeFajãzinha
is a civil parish in the municipality of Lajes das Flores
located 15 km from the town of Lajes das Flores
, on the western coast of Flores. It is one of the least populated on the island. In 2001 its population was 105 inhabitants. The area is 6.21 km² and corresponding density is 16.9/km².
The western coast was explored during the middle of the 16th Century, with the first stable settlements appearing in the beginning of the following century. These first colonists were captained by João Soares, native of São Miguel Island
, who settled in the area of Lajedo
Fajãzinha was de-annexed from Lajes das Flores
in July 1676, by provision of the bishop of Angra, frair D. Lourenço de Castro. The parish of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios das Fajãs was established, with a jurisdiction that included the western coast from Ponta da Fajã until Mosteiro. It is the fourth oldest religious parish on the island.
One of the first stories from Fajãzinha was in 1789, by a judge, José Gonçalves da Silva, who referred to the construction of a stone bridge over the Ribeira Grande. It was a formidable construction for the era. It became historically referred to as a ponte da má memória
(the bridge of bad memories); as Father António Camões would relate:
- that did not just destroy the bridge, but not as much as a small vestige, no remains, it disappeared from the rivers course, disappearing into......