Fonte Aleixo

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Fonte Aleixo
Church of Fonte Aleixo
Church of Fonte Aleixo
Fonte Aleixo is located in Cape Verde
Fonte Aleixo
Coordinates: 14°50′53″N 24°21′22″W / 14.848°N 24.356°W / 14.848; -24.356Coordinates: 14°50′53″N 24°21′22″W / 14.848°N 24.356°W / 14.848; -24.356
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
Municipality Santa Catarina do Fogo
Civil parish Santa Catarina do Fogo
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 401

Fonte Aleixo is a settlement in the southern part of the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. It is situated 16 km southeast of the island capital São Filipe and is connected with the Fogo Circular road connecting with Cova Figueira. and also connects with the lesser road north to Achada Furna and Chã das Caldeiras (EN3-FG05). Its 2010 population was 401. A few kilometers south has the island's southernmost point. Other nearby places include Monte Vermelho to the east and Salto to the west.

The village's etymology is named after a spring located nearby.

Its climate is about a degree warmer than Achada Furna as it is in a lower elevation than the town but higher than the Atlantic.

Around 73,000 BC or 75,000 years ago, the area was formed as part of the interior of the earlier Fogo Mountain, the eastern half collapsed and with some erosion and lava flow over the centuries, thouth not as much as in the east and some small volcanoes, it would form the current landscape.[2][3] From that point hundreds of meters west of modern day Fonte Aleixo, it formed the line of where it collapsed, there, not much had collapsed in the area.

During the 2014-15 eruption of Fogo, the village was partly covered with volcanic clouds but in early December, it was escaped.

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  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Brown, Emma (2 October 2015). "Island Boulders Reveal Ancient Megatsunami". Nature. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  3. ^ Ramalho, Ricardo S.; Winckler, Gisela; Madeira, José; Helffrich, George R.; Hipólito, Ana; Quartau, Rui; Adena, Katherine; Schaefer, Joerg M. (2 October 2015), "Hazard potential of volcanic flank collapses raised by new megatsunami evidence", Science Advances, vol. 1 no. 9