|Archipelago of Cabo Verde Map - CABO VERDE|
Friday, May 30, 2014
CABO VERDE Map
The last card I receive from my dear sister-in-law is this map-card showing all the 10 islands of the archipelago of Cabo Verde (I've visited four in three different trips: Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago and Fogo), a amazing addition to my map collection. Thanks again Mila for the amazing cards you've sent and I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your vacations there (it's not that hard to believe though, it's really a wonderful place). This postcard took 32 days to arrive!
Cape Verde, officially the Republic of Cape Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 km off the coast of Western Africa, the islands cover a area of slightly over 4,000 km2. Three (Sal, Boa Vista and Maio) are fairly flat, sandy and dry; the others generally rockier with more vegetation. The name of the country stems from the nearby Cap-Vert, on the Senegalese coast. Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the previously uninhabited islands in the 15th century.