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Interesting Facts about Cape Verde

Cape Verde Interesting Facts

Cape Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Cape Verde:

  • The national flag of Cape Verde was adopted on September 22, 1992. The national flag of the Republic of Cape Verde consists of five unequal horizontal stripes of blue, white and red with a circle of ten yellow five-pointed stars pointing upwards. The topmost blue stripe is half the height of the flag. Each of the three stripes of white and red is one twelfth of the height, and the bottom blue stripe is one quarter.
  • The national emblem of Cape Verde was adopted in 1992. The coat of arms of Cape Verde features a circle with the name of the nation written in Portuguese. Inside the circle is a torch and a triangle, symbols of freedom and national unity. At the top of the shield is a plumbob, a symbol of righteousness; three chain links below. This emblem replaces an earlier seashell design that has been in use since independence.
  • Before 1456, nobody inhabited the Cabo Verde Islands.
  • Africans or Portuguese make up the population of Cabo Verde.
  • In Cabo Verde only 10% of the land can be used for farming.
  • The majority of people in Cabo Verde simply buy enough food to share with others around them.
  • The city of Praia, the Capital of Cabo Verde was named Villa de Praia by the Portuguese.
  • Cabo Verde is the third largest loggerhead turtle nesting area in the world.
  • The highest peak in Cabo Verde is the active volcano Pico do Fogo.
  • Highly susceptible to climate change is Cabo Verde.
  • The most popular religion in Cabo Verde is Christianity.
  • There is only one UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cape Verde.
  • There are ten islands in the archipelago, nine of which are inhabited.
  • In Cape Verde, the island's only endemic mammal is the long-eared bat.
  • The waters surrounding the island of Cape Verde are home to 15 species of sharks.
  • In Cabo Verde, the Prime Minister leads the government while the President serves as the head of state.
  • One of the best spots in the world to windsurf, kitesurf, and scuba dive is the coast of Cabo Verde.
  • The escudo of Cabo Verde is the official currency of the country.
  • Cabo Verda is made up of ten islands and five islets.
  • In Cabo Verde, the biggest island is Santiago.
  • Cabo Verde has two seasons - rainy and dry.
  • Cape Verde is an island country located off the northwest coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. It is made up of a group of islands known as the Cape Verde Islands. Cape Verde is bordered by Senegal.

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