Cape Verde

Category:   World Travel Directory  :  Africa  :  Cape Verde
The Republic of Cape Verde, is an island country, spanning an archipelago located in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century (though there may have been earlier discoveries), and attained independence from Portugal in 1975.

As of 2007, they are classified as a developing country after being promoted from Least Developed Countries status.

Cape Verde Facts

Population: 500 thousand

Capital: Praia

Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo

Area: 4,033 km2

Language: Portuguese
Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +238

Time Zone: GMT - 1

Main Cities: Praia