Cape Verde, is very little more than Rhode Island, is the archipelago in Atlantic of 385 miles (500 km) to the West from Senegal.
Islands are divided into two groups: Varadero in the north, consists from: Santa-Antana, Boavishta, San Nikolau, San Vicente, Sal, and Santa Luziya; and Sotavento in the south, consists from: San Tiago, Fogu , Mayo and Brava. Islands mainly represent mountains. On Fogu there is an active volcano.Form of government
Absolutely desert islands of Cape Verde in 1495 became part of the Portuguese empire. Most of inhabitants has the mixed Portuguese and African family tree.
Located on the way big trade routes between Africa, Europe and the New World, islands became the successful center of a slave trade. However in 1876 there was a recession of economic activity after the slave trade was cancelled. Served in the 20th century of Cape Verde as navigable port.
In 1951 the status of Cape Verde changed from the Portuguese colony to foreign area, and in 1961 inhabitants became the Portuguese citizens. In 1956 the movement for independence and in 1974 was based, after successful revolt of Cape Verde became the independent state.
On January 13, 1991 the first multi-party elections led to a victory of the candidate Antonio Monteiro who won also the subsequent elections in 1996. In 2001 Pedro Pires became a president.
|Ponta Do Sol||Ponta Do Sol|
|Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz|
|Sao Filipe||Sao Filipe|
|Vila Da Ribeira Brava||Vila Da Ribeira Brava|