Caracterization of Fajã da Ovelha

Caracterization of Fajã da Ovelha

Fajã da Ovelha is a parish in the district of Calheta, located southwest Madeira Island. The Atlantic Ocean is to the south and the mountains are to the northeast.

Fajã da Ovelha is the least populated parish in density.

Its main industry is agriculture, with some businesses. Other important activities include: bread making, building construction, dairy produce, general trade, services and cattle breeding.

This is a quiet and sunny civil parish. The church has a belvedere, from which we can admire the part of the rock which, according to tradition, Saint Amaro protects the place, so that it does not “fall into the sea”.


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