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The volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde is a closely knit group of
10 islands and 5 islets in the Atlantic Ocean, some 600km west of Senegal.
Only Pico do Cano, on Fogo, is active.
Cape Verde Country Information, Cheap Hotels and Hostels in Cape Verde,
Language, Map of Cape Verde, Praia.
Cape Verde Island Groups
The northern Barlavento group of Cape Verde includes Santo Ant�o,
S�o Vicente, Santa Luzia, S�o Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista.
The southern Sotavento group embraces S�o Tiago, Brava, Fogo, and
The Portuguese colonised the islands in the 1460's, although they
did very little with them until the slave trade took off in the mid 1500's.
Cape Verde became independent on July 5th, 1975.
Cape Verde Economy
Services for ships and airplanes remain a significant economic
activity in a place with very little arable land and barely enough rainfall to water it.
Weather in Cape Verde
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The capital of Cape Verde is on the southern tip of S�o Tiago;
S�o Tiago being the largest and most populous island of Cape Verde.
If you enjoy fine beaches, beautiful scenery, vibrant cultures and have a sense of
adventure, Cape Verde will not disappoint.
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Hotels in Praia
Tropico Hotel: .
The Pestana Tr�pico Hotel (413 Prainha), a 4-star unit located in Cidade da Praia's most
noble area, has always been looked on as 'the' hotel in the Cape Verde capital.
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A commonwealth of Portuguese-speaking countries was formed on July
17th, 1996, to preserve the Portuguese language, coordinate diplomatic efforts, and
improve cooperation among its members: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau,
and S�o Tom� and Pr�ncipe.
Teach yourself basic Portuguese before you travel to Cape Verde.
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