Cape Verde

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About Country

Capital
Praia
Population
Approximately 561,000 (2021 estimate)
Population Density
138 people per square kilometer
GDP
$2.17 billion (2019 estimate)
Language
Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole are the official languages
Currency
Cape Verdean escudo
National Dish
Cachupa (a stew made with corn, beans, and fish or meat)
Religion
Christianity is the predominant religion, with Roman Catholicism being the largest denomination
Climate
Cape Verde has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round
Main Industries
Tourism, fishing, and light manufacturing
Level of Development
Cape Verde is classified as a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 137 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 4,033 square kilometers

Escape to the stunning beauty of Cape Verde 🇨🇻, a tropical paradise with pristine beaches 🏖️, vibrant culture, and world-class cuisine. Immerse yourself in traditional music 🎵, explore the islands on a thrilling hop-on-hop-off tour 🛳️, and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Book your trip today!

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  • Rui Touareg, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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  • Sao Domingos, Cape Verde
  • São Vicente, Cape Verde

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Cape Verde include:

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    The beaches, which are known for their clear water and white sand, such as Santa Maria Beach on the island of Sal.

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    The historic city of Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former capital of Cape Verde.

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    The Paul Valley on the island of Santo Antao, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

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    The Mindelo Cultural Center on the island of Sao Vicente, which features a museum, theater, and art gallery.

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    The Salinas salt pans on the island of Sal, which have been in operation since the 18th century and offer a glimpse into the country's history.

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    The Fogo Volcano on the island of Fogo, which is the highest point in Cape Verde and offers hiking opportunities.

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    The traditional music and dance of Cape Verde, which is a unique blend of African, European, and Brazilian influences.

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    The Morabeza Festival, a cultural event held annually in the city of Santa Maria on the island of Sal.

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    The Kriol Jazz Festival, an annual music festival held in the city of Praia.

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    The Boa Vista Desert, a protected area on the island of Boa Vista that features sand dunes and a unique ecosystem.

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