Tagged: Cape Verde

Landscape on the island of São Tiago

Cape Verde’s Geography

Cape Verde Archipelago is a volcanic archipelago of 4000 km 2 located 500 km off the coast of West Africa. The archipelago consists of ten larger and eight smaller islands. Barlavento (windward) islands in...

Cape Verde's army

Cape Verde’s Defense

Cape Verde has official public duty for men from the age of 18 with initial service of 14 months after selection. The total force figures for the Cape Verde armed forces are 1,200 active...

Cape Verde's president

Cape Verde’s Political System

Following the 1992 Constitution, last revised in 1999, Cape Verde is a unified state and parliamentary-democratic republic. Following the previous constitution (from 1980), Cape Verde was one-party governor, with the Partido Africano da Independencia...

Cape Verde's History

Cape Verde’s History

No traces of settlement were found on Cape Verde until the first European seafarers from Portugal arrived there in 1446; the archipelago was then uninhabited. It is believed that the Moors have previously visited...

Economics and Business at Cape Verde

Economics and Business at Cape Verde

Cape Verde has limited natural resources, and a shortage of land and fresh water has hampered economic development, not least in agriculture. The archipelago lies in the extension of the Sahel belt in Africa,...