Cape Verde is an island country with an area of 4,033 sq. km in the central Atlantic Ocean.
The physical map illustrates the physical characteristics of the country of Cape Verde. It is comprised of 9 inhabited islands, one uninhabited island, and various islets.
The islands are hilly and mountainous (all volcanic in origin), and encircled by rugged cliffs and reefs. The islands are divided into two groups: the windward islands and the leeward islands.
Santiago is the archipelago's largest island, both in size and population. Extensive salt flats cover Sal and Maio, while arid slopes transition into fields of sugarcane on Santiago, Santo Antao, and Sao Nicolau.
As marked on the map by an upright erect triangle, Mt. Fogo on Fogo Island is an active volcano and the highest point of Cape Verde at 2,829 m. Its most recent eruption was in 1995.
There are no significant rivers, and the lowest point of the islands is the Atlantic Ocean (0 m).
Cape Verde is divided into 22 major administrative divisions called concelhos or municipalities which are further subdivided into 32 freguesias or civil parishes.
The municipalities of Cape Verde in alphabetical order are: Boa Vista, Brava, Maio, Mosteiros, Paul, Porto Novo, Praia, Ribeira Brava, Ribeira Grande, Ribeira Grande de Santiago, Sal, Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina do Fogo, Santa Cruz, Sao Domingos, Sao Filipe, Sao Lourenco dos Orgaos, Sao Miguel, Sao Salvador do Mundo, Sao Vicente, Tarrafal, and Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau.
With an area of 631.1 sq. km, Boa Vista is the largest municipality by area and Praia is the most populous one which also serves as the national capital.
Cape Verde is an African island country located about 570 km off the western coast of Africa in the central Atlantic Ocean in the Northern and Western Hemispheres of the Earth.
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|Legal Name||Republic of Cabo Verde|
|14 55 N, 23 31 W|
|Independence||5 July 1975 (from Portugal)|
|Total Area||4,033 km2|
|Land Area||4,033 km2|
|Water Area||0 km2|
|Total Border||0 km|
|Climate||Temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and erratic|
|Coordinates||16 00 N, 24 00 W|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||2,829 m|
|Mt. Fogo (a volcano on Fogo Island)|
|Ethnic Groups||Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%|
|Languages||Portuguese (official), Krioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African languages)|
|Religions||Roman Catholic 77.3%, Protestant 4.6% (includes Church of the Nazarene 1.7%, Adventist 1.5%, Assembly of God 0.9%, Universal Kingdom of God 0.4%, and God and Love 0.1%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Christian Rationalism 1.9%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, and New Apostolic 0.5%), Muslim 1.8%, other 1.3%, none 10.8%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)|
|Currency||Cabo Verdean escudos (CVE)|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,603.78|
|Exports||Fuel (re-exports), shoes, garments, fish, hides|
This page was last updated on September 14, 2020