Cape Verde /ˌkeɪp ˈvɜrd/ , officially the Republic of Cape Verde, is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. The islands, covering a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres , are of volcanic origin and while three of them are fairly flat, sandy and dry, the remaining ones are generally rockier and have more vegetation. However, because of the infrequent occurrence of rainfall the overall landscape is not particularly green. The name of the country stems from the nearby Cap...
|Founded:||July 5, 1975|
|Official language:||Portuguese Language|
|Currency:||Cape Verdean escudo|
|Area:||1,557.2 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Republic, Parliamentary republic|
|Also known as:||Kapverden, Republic of Cape Verde, Kaapverdische Eilanden|