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Rocha Amarela - Alte, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 37° 12.859 W 008° 09.627
29S E 574490 N 4118977
Quick Description: This is a small ghost town not far from Alte, a village in the mountains in Southern Portugal.
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/23/2014 4:15:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMMY9N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
This kind of ghost towns are quite usual in the Portuguese deep countryside, in the most remote areas. The new generations, seeing how easy it would be to move to a major town, didn't hesitate, left, seeking for a better material life. Their parents stayed behind, willing to die where they were born. Eventually most of them did it, and some were later moved to senior homes. One by one they left. And the villages became deserted.

Rocha Amarela - which in Portuguese means "Yellow Rock" - is a good example of this process, although it's not in a such a remote area.
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 1/1/1980

Related Web Page: Not listed

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