Água do Gato
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|Distance from the island capital||about 50 - 60 km northwest of Praia|
about 200 m
Agua do Gato (Cape Verdean Creole: Água di Gatu) is a village situated near the central part of Santiago Island in Cape Verde. The village is linked with a rural road and is about 50-60 km away from Praia.
The area around Agua do Gato is a mixture of farmlands and forest. Crops, groves and pastures cover the area. The rest of the area consists of barren rocks with grasslands and bushes.
Most of the houses were built in the late-20th century. Construction types include mud and brick, stone (which was common until the mid-20th century), and a small fraction uses steel reinforced concrete. The living standards and average income are around the low range for the island. Many of the inhabitants are farmers and are based in agriculture where banana plantations, pineapple, livestock and other crops including fruits and vegetables are common; the rest either work in shops, ports and markets, or work n the fishing industry. Electricity and telephone lines were introduced around the mid-twentieth century