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Cape Verde


Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island

Cape Verde

Cape Verde's volcanic islands lie 150 miles off the coast of West Africa, but their population is of mixed African and European descent.

Cape Verde consists of ten volcanic islands and five islets. The islands were uninhabited until discovered by the Portuguese in 1456. African slaves were brought here to work on plantations.

Independence from Portugal came in 1975. African culture is most evident on the island of Santiago—where half the population lives. Cape Verde enjoys a stable democratic system. Water shortages hinder agriculture, but tourism is a growing industry.


Mindelo Art

Praia


Mindelo Art Work


Paia, Santiago, Cape Verde
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