Santo Tirso (Capeverdean Crioulo, (written in ALUPEC): Sónt’ Tirs’) is a village in the southern part of the island of Boa Vista. The village is around 30 km southeast of the island capital of Sal Rei and around 20 km southeast of Rabil and it is linked with two remote roads, one linking Povoação Velha and Estância de Baixo and another linking to Rabil and the island capital of Sal Rei.
The village is located in the least populated parts of the island, in which the southern 40% of the island is nearly over one person per km² in the area of three villages and settlements. The village is situated in the dry desert climate and it receives little or no precipitation annually. Farmlands are nearly unavailable and are mainly of cattle and rarely some fruit productions and are nearly the size of the football field and its only has about tens of farms, many foodstuffs are received from the northern and the southern parts of the nation. The area are mostly desert, the flat desert plain which connects with another plain facing the other side of the island covers the area and the mountains to the northwest and the northeast. Its soil colour ranges from yellow-brown to red. The Monte Estancia, the island's tallest mountain can be seen to the northeast. The beach soil with some cliffy coastlines covers the shoreline.
The village is in the island's low class. Most of the... Read More