Cape Verde World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu

Cape Verde

Cape verde Next to the western coast of Africa you will find this group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Depending on which island you want to visit, it will be possible to experience landscapes like rugged and mountainous, flat desert with sand beaches or islands only containig volcanos. The cities are not that big, but there will still be plenty to see.

Area: 4033 Km²
Population: 405.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 100 pop/Km²

System of government: Republic
Capital: Praia (82.800 pop.)
Major cities: Mindelo 51.300 pop., São Filipe 11.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Creole (mulatto) 70%, African 28%, European 2%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Pico de Fogo 2829 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: São Tiago 991 Km², Santo Antão 779 Km², Boa Vista 620 Km², Fogo 476 Km², São Nicolau 343 Km², Maio 296 Km², São Vicente 227 Km²
Climate: Tropical arid

Language: Portuguese (official), Crioulo
Religion: Catholic 80%
Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

Fixed public holidays: 20/1, 1/5, 5/7, 15/8, 12/9, 1/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00238
GMT: -1

World Heritage List: -