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Maps of Cape Verde

Physical Map of Cape Verde showing major islands, highest point, terrain, major settlements, and more. atlantic ocean worldatlas.com worldatlas.com large Cape Verde map

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).

Municipalities of Cape Verde Map

Political Map of Cape Verde showing 22 municipalities.

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.

Where is Cape Verde?

Map showing location of Cape Verde in the world. Europe Middle East Africa Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Tropic of Capricorn Equator Prime Meridian worldatlas.com worldatlas.com Tropic of Cancer Tunisia

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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Outline Map of Cape Verde

Outline map of Cape Verde

This outline map shows the African island national of Cape Verde. The islands remain scattered across an area of 4,033 sq. km in the Atlantic Ocean.

Outline map of Cape Verde

Blank outline map of Cape Verde and its 10 islands. Can be used for coloring. Free download and print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Cabo Verde
Capital City Praia
14 55 N, 23 31 W
Independence 5 July 1975 (from Portugal)


Total Area 4,033.00 km2
Land Area 4,033.00 km2
Water Area 0.00 km2
Total Border 0.0 km
Coastline 965.0 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
Atlantic Ocean
Highest Elevation 2,829 m
Mt. Fogo (a volcano on Fogo Island)


Population 549,935
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 $1.98 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,603.78
Exports Fuel (re-exports), shoes, garments, fish, hides

This page was last updated on November 9, 2020

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