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The village is situated in a dry climate and it receives little precipitation annually. Farmlands dominate the area around the village and they are mainly of cattle, groves and some fruits and vegetables and rarely some fruit productions and are around the area, some foodstuffs are received from the northern and the southern parts of the nation as well as the island. The area are entirely flat nearly unvegetated rocky desert, the mountains can be seen to the southeast. Its soil color ranges from tan to red. The Atlantic Ocean is to the north and Ponto Cais, a point is to the north making it the island's northernmost point, a small islet named the Ilhéu Laja Branca lies to the northeast at about 500 m offshore.
The village is in the island's low class. Almost every houses are built with stone and concrete, several houses are built with either steel reinforced concrete or with stone and wood, a few homes are made up of mud and brick. Much of its population are farmers and are based in agriculture. The area received no income until the mid to late-20th century. However, a part of the needy materials comes from the island capital, the island capital and the diaspora. But for other needs, electricity, communications and appliances arrived in the late-20th century in the area as well as phone lines. A part of the necessities also comes from the island capital.