Furna on the island of Brava, Cape Verde
|Civil parish||São João Baptista|
About the village
Furna became the most important harbour of Brava in 1843. In 1982, many boats and some houses of Furna were destroyed by waves reaching a height of up to 10 meters which were caused by the tropical storm Beryl. Until the early 1990s, the landscape around Furna was barren, in 2000, trees surrounded the village and in 2012, the surrounding area became forested. The harbour was improved in 2000. The Port of Brava serves with a new ferry boat named the Kriola, a fleet part of Cabo Verde Fast Ferry that connects the ports of São Filipe in Fogo and Praia in Santiago The boat is the only one in Cape Verde made in Singapore and likely the most recent made by a Dutch company Damen Group.
The new yellow school near the small church in the South of the village, which was paid by the government of Belgium, has large wall paintings motivating the children to save as much water as possible and to help keeping the island green.
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