Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mosteiros - Monastery

Today i will talk about the small village Mosteiros, that is located in the district of Ponta Delgada in São Miguel Island and the population in 2001 is 1,196, its density is 133.2/km² and the area is 8.98 km². It is located in the northwestern part of the island of São Miguel and is connected by roads to Ponta Delgada in the south and Ribeira Grande in the east. The mountains which are covered with lovely trees are to the east and a mountain range is situated in the southeast about 1 km away from the Atlantic Ocean.


The village is aligned from north to south with the major road link to Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande. The main agricultural production are cattle with some fruits and vegetables and some farmings. It is fenced with grass that is colored golden brown. The Another village with a cape lies to the southwest. Another cape is to the north and has farms. The coastline of the parish is surrounded by rocks elevating up to 20 m.


There are two small islets to the northwest and three in the southwest including a large one further west and two smaller ones slightly east of the large islet. The word Mosteiros actually means monastery in the Portuguese language and the parish was named as such because the largest of these islets is shaped like a church.


Mosteiros has a school, a lyceum and a square (praça).

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