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Location: Africa
Praia ( 95.000 inhab.)
Main Cities:
Mindelo, Tarrafal, Sao Filipe, Porto Novo
4,033 km2
1 Cape Verdean escudo = 100 centavos
Portuguese, Creole
Roman Catholic
The Independence's Year:
Pico de Fogo (2829 m).



African archipelago on the Atlantic ocean in front of Senegal. It is constituted by 10 islands, one of these is uninhabited (Saint Luzia), separated to north by the Barlavento (Saint Antao, Sao Vincente, Saint Luzia, Sao Nicolau, Sal and Boa it Approves) and to south by the Sotavento (Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Good). The widest island is Santiago (almost 1000 Kmqs) where the capital Praia is found; the tallest island is Fogo, that culminates in a volcano of 2.829 meters on the sea; the most beautiful island is Saint Antao, it is a morphological masterpiece of crests and valleys deeply engraved: the most fascinating place is Mindelo on the island of Sao Vincente. It has a population of few more than 400.000 inhabitants, devoted to the agriculture (sugar reed, coffee and bananas), to the fishing and to the inherent activities the tourism.


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January '07

Sulle isole dell'arcipelago
di Capo Verde

September '08

Dalla Caldeiras da Agua
alla Valle di Paul


A Calhau Cidade Velha Creste a Santo Antao Cromatismi a Praia

Dentro la caldera di Fogo Il mare a Sal La Baia di Mindelo La chiesa di Sao Filipe

La Fortaleza di Cidade Velha La spiaggia di Salamansa La Valle di Paul Le Saline di Pedra de Lume

Mindelo Nella caldera di Cova Nella Valle di Paul Per le strade di Praia

Pico do Fogo Ponta do Sol Praia Grande Praia

Salamansa Santo Antao Windsurf a Sal

Photographies to greater solution can be found to the page Equatorial Africa Gallery