Cape Verde

What is Cape Verde known for?

dance genre

is a music and dance genre from Cape Verde. ''Funaná'' is an accordion-based music. It is perhaps the most upbeat form of Cape Verdean music. The rhythm is usually provided by the '''''ferrinho''''' much like the use of washboards in zydeco, the saw in Caribbean ripsaw music, the scraper in Sub-Saharan African music and the güiro in Latin and Pre-Columbian music. On July 19, a tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa. A mid-level circulation developed

national food

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, Zambia, Zimbabwe thumb Coca-Cola sales booth on the Cape Verde (File:Cabo Verde Fogo CokeBooth.JPG) island of Fogo (Fogo, Cape Verde) in 2004. African slavery had existed long before Europeans discovered it as an exploitable means of creating an inexpensive labour force for the colonies. Europeans brought transportation technology to the practise, bringing large numbers of African slaves to the Americas by sail. Spain and Portugal had brought African slaves to work at African colonies such as Cape Verde and the Azores, and then Latin America, by the 16th century. The British, French and Dutch joined in the slave trade in subsequent centuries. Ultimately, around 11 million Africans were taken to the Caribbean and North and South America as slaves by European colonizers.

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;id 15&Itemid 32 accessdate 2009-04-05 and the Cape Verde Islands. Developing Artists continues to present work by international artists in the United Kingdom, often at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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famous song

's most famous song; French (French people) singer Étienne Daho also produced a song of the same name. ''The Good Son (The Good Son (album))'', a 1990 album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, was heavily informed by Cave's mental state at the time, which he has described as saudade. He told journalist Chris Bohn that, "When I explained to someone that what I wanted to write about was the memory of things that I thought were lost for me, I was told that the Portuguese word

weekly service

Bissau was operating a joint-weekly service from Bissau to Lisbon with a Boeing 757 operated by Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde, and a weekly service from Bissau to Dakar, again in conjunction with the Cape Verde national airline, utilising one of its ATR 42s. *it invented the notion of "internal asylum": the request may be rejected if the foreigner may benefit from political asylum on a portion of the territory of the state


economy through remittances. In spite of having few natural resources and being semi-desert, the country boasts the highest living standards in the region, and has attracted thousands of immigrants of different nationalities. Since 1991, the government has pursued market-oriented economic policies, including an open welcome to foreign investors and a far-reaching privatization programme. It established as top development priorities the promotion of a market economy and of the private sector; the development of tourism (Tourism in Cape Verde), light manufacturing industries, and fisheries; and the development of transport (Transport in Cape Verde), communications (Communications in Cape Verde), and energy facilities. From 1994 to 2000 about $407 million in foreign investments were made or planned, of which 58% were in tourism, See now Brígida Rocha Brito and others, ''Turismo em Meio Insular Africano: Potencialidades, constrangimentos e impactos'', Lisbon: Gerpress, 2010 17% in industry, 4% in infrastructure, and 21% in fisheries and services. In 2011, on four islands a windfarm was built that in total supplies about 30% of the electricity of the country. It is one of the top countries for renewable energy.


Verde located between São Nicolau (São Nicolau, Cape Verde) and São Vicente (São Vicente, Cape Verde). The area is 35 km² (some reads 34 km²). The highest point is '''Monte Grande''' elevating 395 m. Home to a small agricultural population in the eighteenth century, desertification led to its abandonment, while it later acted as a hermitage. It was formerly home to a unique lizard. In the 20th century, a meteorology station was built. '''São Nicolau''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language) meaning Saint Nicholas) is one of the Barlavento (Barlavento Islands) (Windward) islands of Cape Verde. It is located between the islands of Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia, Cape Verde) and Sal (Sal, Cape Verde). Its population is 12,864, with an area of 388 km². Its economy consists mainly of agriculture as well as fishing and tourism near its beaches. Much of the population is rural. Preguiça Airport is located to the south between Vila da Ribeira Brava and Campo. '''Boa Vista''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language) meaning “good view”) is the easternmost island of Cape Verde. It is located in the Barlavento (Barlavento Islands) group of the archipelago. The island is known for marine turtle (sea turtle)s and traditional music (folk music), as well as its ultramarathon and its sand dunes and beaches. The island also constitutes the municipality of Boa Vista, which has two parishes, Santa Isabel (Santa Isabel (Boa Vista)) and São João Baptista (São João Baptista (Boa Vista)) The '''Sotavento''' islands (literally, the ''Leeward''), is the southern island group of Cape Verde archipelago. '''Santiago''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language) for “Saint James (James, son of Zebedee)”), or '''''Santiagu''''' in Cape Verdean Creole, is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nation’s population. At the time of Darwin's voyage it was called St. Jago. '''Raso''' is an islet of 8 square kilometers in the Barlavento (Barlavento Islands) archipelago of Cape Verde. Raso is flanked by the smaller Branco (Ilhéu Branco) islet on the west and by São Nicolau (São Nicolau, Cape Verde) island on its eastern side. Raso is uninhabited and is now the only home of the Raso Lark. The Brown Booby and Red-billed Tropicbird visit the island to breed. It is besides one of only two islands where the Cape Verde Giant Skink (Macroscincus) was observed to reside, a species which may now be extinct. The Cape Verde Giant Gecko, ''Tarentola gigas'' and a Skink, ''Mabuya stangeri'' still occur on the island. '''Ilhéu Branco''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language) for "white islet") is an islet in the Barlavento (Barlavento Islands) group of islands of Cape Verde archipelago. Branco is flanked by Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia, Cape Verde) in the northwest and by Raso island in the southeast. '''''Pico do Fogo'''''

art creating

worked in the field of applied art, creating flags, stamps, coins, and posters. His most famous flag is the Koru Flag. As well as postage stamps for the Austrian Post Office, he also designed stamps for the Cape Verde islands and for the United Nations postal administration in Geneva on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Creole languages Due partly to its multilingualism and its colonial past, a substantial proportion

Cape Verde

'''Cape Verde''' .

Portuguese (Portugal) explorers discovered and colonized (Colony) the uninhabited islands in the 15th century, the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous and often attracted privateers and pirates, among them Sir Francis Drake in the 1580s. The islands were also visited by Charles Darwin during FitzRoy's (Robert FitzRoy) ''Beagle'' (HMS Beagle) voyage in 1832. The islands were settled as the colony grew in importance on the main shipping lanes from Europe to India and Australia, and population increased steadily.

At the time of independence from Portugal in 1975, Cape Verdeans emigrated across the world, such that the population in the 21st century of over half a million people on the islands is equaled by the diaspora in Europe, the Americas, and on the African continent. The Cape Verdean economy is mostly service-oriented with a growing focus on tourism and foreign investment.

The country is known for the Cape Verdean type hurricanes (Cape Verde-type hurricane) that form off the coast of the archipelago islands. While many move harmlessly out to sea, some move across the Caribbean sea and Gulf of Mexico, becoming damaging storms for Caribbean nations, Central America, Mexico, Bermuda, the United States, and occasionally even Canada.

Historically, the name "Cape Verde" has been used in English for the archipelago and, since independence in 1975, for the country. In 2013, the Cape Verdean government determined that the Portuguese designation "Cabo Verde" would henceforth be used for official purposes, such as at the United Nations, even in English contexts.

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