One World Nations Online. Flag of Cape Verde. Location map of Cape Verde. Background: The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cape Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in , and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau , a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in Cape Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments.
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Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cape Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one.
Most Cape Verdeans have both African and Portuguese ancestors. Travel and Tour Consumer Information. Flag of Cape Verde Location map of Cape Verde A virtual guide to the islands of Cabo Verde, or Cape Verde, an island nation on an archipelago of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa , about km west of Senegal. Cabo Verde's population of , census are descendants from the first permanent inhabitants in the late 15th-century: Portuguese colonists, West African slaves, and some Italian traders.
Cape Verde–European Union relations
The archipelago was the first European settlement in the tropics. Today it is one of the most developed democratic countries in Africa. Largest city and the capital is Praia , located on Santiago island. Independence: 5 July from Portugal. Constitution: ; revised , , and Terrain: Rugged volcanic islands. Highest point: Mt. Fogo 2 m a volcano on Fogo Island Climate: Tropical dry, with two seasons.
Dry season: November to July, tempered by trade winds. Rainy season: August to October. Its currency, the escudo , is pegged to the euro. Although the Cape Verde archipelago is geographically in Africa, there have been similar situations before. Cyprus is an island nation that, despite being geographically in Asia, has already joined both the Council of Europe and the EU. There is currently no political recognition by the EU of Cape Verde as a European state, but unlike in the case of Morocco , there is no formal rejection either.
Complementing Cape Verde's efforts to join the EU, the Macaronesian group of islands the Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands are throwing their support for their regional brethren.
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