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Basic information about Cape Verde
Cape Verde /ˌkeɪp ˈvɜːrd/ or Cabo Verde /kɑːboʊ ˈvɜːrdeɪ/, /kæ-/ (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) off the coast of Western Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi). The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration, although Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975. Since independence, Cape Verde has been a stable representative democracy, and remains one of the most developed and democratic countries in Africa. Lacking natural resources, its developing economy is mostly service-oriented, with a growing focus on tourism and foreign investment. Its population of around 512,000 is mostly of mixed European and African heritage (mestiços), and predominantly Roman Catholic, reflecting the legacy of Portuguese rule. A sizeable diaspora community exists across the world, slightly outnumbering inhabitants on the islands. Historically, the name \Cape Verde\ has been used in English for the archipelago and, since independence in 1975, for the country. In 2013, the Cape Verdean government determined that the Portuguese designation \Cabo Verde\ would henceforth be used for official purposes, such as at the United Nations, even in English contexts.Cape Verde /ˌkeɪp ˈvɜːrd/ or Cabo Verde /kɑːboʊ ˈvɜːrdeɪ/, /kæ-/ (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) off the coast of Western Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi). The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration, although Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975. Since independence, Cape Verde has been a stable representative democracy, and remains one of the most developed and democratic countries in Africa. Lacking natural resources, its developing economy is mostly service-oriented, with a growing focus on tourism and foreign investment. Its population of around 512,000 is mostly of mixed European and African heritage (mestiços), and predominantly Roman Catholic, reflecting the legacy of Portuguese rule. A sizeable diaspora community exists across the world, slightly outnumbering inhabitants on the islands. Historically, the name \Cape Verde\ has been used in English for the archipelago and, since independence in 1975, for the country. In 2013, the Cape Verdean government determined that the Portuguese designation \Cabo Verde\ would henceforth be used for official purposes, such as at the United Nations, even in English contexts.
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TarrafalTarrafal is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the northern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Tarrafal. Its population was 18,561 at the 2010 census. Under Salazar the Tarrafal Concentration Camp was built on the plain south of town (Chão Bom) to contain opponents of the political regime.Show on map
Sao VicenteSão Vicente (Portuguese for \Saint Vincent\), also Son Visent or Son Sent in Cape Verdean Creole, is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. It is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão.Show on map
Santa CatarinaSanta Catarina is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the western part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Assomada. Its population was 44,388 at the 2013 census. The president is of the Movement for Democracy (MpD) party who was elected in 2008.Show on map
SalSal is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It covers the whole island of Sal. Its capital is the town Espargos. The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Nossa Senhora das Dores, which also covers the whole island. The freguesia is subdivided into the following settlements: \n* Espargos \n* Murdeira \n* Palmeira \n* Pedra de Lume \n* Santa Maria \n* Terra BoaShow on map
Ribeira GrandeRibeira Grande is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers one fifth of the island area, and is home to nearly half of its population. Its seat is the town Ponta do Sol. Its current president is Orlando Delgado (MpD) who was first elected in 2008. The municipality consists of four freguesias (civil parishes): \n* Nossa Senhora do Rosário \n* Nossa Senhora do Livramento \n* Santo Crucifixo \n* São Pedro ApóstoloShow on map
PraiaPraia is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the southern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the city Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. Its population was 130,271 at the 2010 census. The municipality consists of one freguesia (civil parish), Nossa Senhora da Graça.Show on map
PaulPaul is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It covers all the valley named the Vale do Paul. Situated in the northeastern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers 7% of the island area, and is home to 16% of its population, the majority are rural. Its capital is the town Pombas. In area, the municipality is the 4th smallest and the 19th largest in the nation, in population it had the 17th largest and the 6th smallest in 2000.Show on map
MaioMaio (in Cape Verdean Creole: Dja r’ Mai) is the easternmost of the Sotavento islands of Cape Verde. Maio is located south of the island of Boa Vista and east of Santiago. The island is known for its sandy beaches and large forest, which is unusual for Cape Verde. Administratively, the island forms one concelho (municipality): Maio.Show on map
BravaBrava (Portuguese for “wild”) is an island in Cape Verde. It is the smallest inhabited island, but at the same time the greenest, of Cape Verde, in the Sotavento group. First settled in the 1540s, its population grew after Mount Fogo on neighbouring Fogo erupted in 1675. Its main industry was long whaling, but the island is now primarily agricultural.Show on map
Boa VistaBoa Vista (Portuguese meaning “good view”) is the easternmost island of Cape Verde. It is located in the Barlavento group of the archipelago. The island is known for marine turtles and traditional music, as well as its ultramarathon and its sand dunes and beaches. The island also constitutes the municipality of Boa Vista, which has two parishes, Santa Isabel and São João Baptista.Show on map
MosteirosMosteiros is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the northeastern part of the island of Fogo, it covers 19% of the island area, and is home to 26% of its population. Its capital is the town Mosteiros. Its municipal seal is colored blue with Pico do Fogo and its mountain slope colored grey around it, four coffee beans, the main agricultural production are in the bottom right and on the bottom of the seal reads \Municipality of Mosteiros - Cape Verde\ (\Municipio dos Mosteiros - Cabo Verde\), its municipal flag of Mosteiros is colored red with the seal in it.Show on map
Santa CruzSanta Cruz is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the eastern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Pedra Badejo. Its population was 26,585 at the 2010 census.Show on map
Sao DomingosSão Domingos is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town São Domingos. Its population was 13,699 at the 2010 census. Farmlands cover the eastern and the central parts, where runoff from the center of the island allows a higher water table and loamier soils than the dense clays found on most of the island.Show on map
Sao FilipeSão Filipe is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the western part of the island of Fogo, it covers 49% of the island area, and is home to 60% of its population. Its seat is the town São Filipe. Agriculture is the main employment of the municipality followed by tourism and industries primarily dominating the municipal seat.Show on map
Sao MiguelSão Miguel is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the northeastern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Calheta de São Miguel. Its population was 15,630 at the 2010 census. Since 2008, the Movement for Democracy (MpD) is in power in the municipality.Show on map
Porto NovoPorto Novo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the southern part of the island of Santo Antão, it covers 72% of the island area, and is home to 41% of its population, the municipality is the second largest and the seventh most populated in Cape Verde. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,906, some read as 18,028. Its capital is the town Porto Novo. The municipality consists of two freguesias (civil parishes): \n* São João Baptista \n* Santo André Its highest point, which is also the highest point of the entire island, is Topo da Coroa, elevation 1,979 metres (6,493 feet).Show on map
Ribeira BravaRibeira Brava is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the eastern part of the island of São Nicolau, it covers 65% of the island area, and is home to 59% of its population. Its seat is the town Ribeira Brava. Its president is Américo Sabino Soares Nascimento who is of the PAICV, the first and only president first elected in 2008.Show on map
Santa Catarina do FogoSanta Catarina do Fogo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the southeastern part of the island of Fogo, it covers 32% of the island area, and is home to 14% of its population. Its seat is the town Cova Figueira.Show on map
Sao Salvador do MundoSão Salvador do Mundo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the central part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Picos. Its population was 8,643 at the 2010 census. Its current president represents the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) since 2008.Show on map
Tarrafal de Sao NicolauTarrafal de São Nicolau is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Its 2010 population was 5,205, a third live in the municipal seat and the area is 119.8 km². Situated in the western part of the island of São Nicolau, it covers 35% of the island area, and is home to 41% of its population. Its capital is the town Tarrafal de São Nicolau.Show on map
Sao Lourenco dos OrgaosSão Lourenço dos Órgãos is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the central part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town João Teves. Its population was 7,350 at the 2010 census. Its current president is Victor Baessa. The municipality are bordered with São Miguel to the east, São Domingos to the south, Ribeira Grande de Santiago to the southwest and São Salvador do Mundo and Santa Catarina to the northwest. Its geography includes parts of Pico da Antónia, the island's mountain summit.Show on map
Ribeira Grande de SantiagoRibeira Grande de Santiago is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the southwestern part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the town Cidade Velha. Its population was 8,323 at the 2010 census and is 18th in population. The area is 137.3 km², the twelfth largest in Cape Verde.Show on map