Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde
November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

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.

Quick facts

  • Official name
    The Republic of Cabo Verde (formerly Cape Verde)
  • Location
    Cabo Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean, west of Mauritania
  • Government
    Republic
  • Dialing code
    +238
  • Climate weather
    Tropical Savannah
  • Population
    538,535 on 4,033 km²
  • Official language
    Portuguese
  • Other major languages
    Creole English, French, German and Spanish
  • Currency
    Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    EUR (€), USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (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 tips
    Malaria medication is recommended for travel to the island of Sao Tiago. Outbreaks of Brucellosis are occasionally reported.
  • Security advice
    Visits to Cape Verde are usually trouble free. The political situation is stable and the crime rate is low.

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