Welcome to Cabo Verde
Formerly known as Cape Verde, Cabo Verde is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African coast close to Senegal, Mauritania and the Gambia. The formation of the island is quite dramatic; it was created by magma rising through the Ocean due to volcanic eruptions. It has some 450,000 inhabitants and it is ranked amongst the most democratic nations in the world. Cabo Verde has a diverse mix of inhabitants, which has led to the development of Creole.
It has an abundance of fish species on the island and the marine life of the Cabo verde is stunning. Cabo verde is rich in flora and trees such as the cypress, acacia, mimosa, eucalyptus and the wild aloe is known to grow commonly on the streets.
Due to its volcanism, the island has unique rock formations worth seeing; the Cabo Verdeans love to celebrate and are renowned for their colorful festivals, they are worth participating in.
Cabo Verde is rated one of the top ten investment places in the world.
- Official nameThe Republic of Cabo Verde (formerly Cape Verde)
- LocationCabo Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean, west of Mauritania
- Dialing code+238
- Climate weatherTropical Savannah
- Population538,535 on 4,033 km²
- Official languagePortuguese
- Other major languagesCreole English, French, German and Spanish
- CurrencyCape Verdean Escudo (CVE)
- Foreign currencies acceptedEUR (€), USD ($)
- Entry requirementsVisa (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever certiﬁcate is required only for travelers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit-www.turismo.cv)
- Health tipsMalaria medication is recommended for travel to the island of Sao Tiago. Outbreaks of Brucellosis are occasionally reported.
- Security adviceVisits to Cape Verde are usually trouble free. The political situation is stable and the crime rate is low.