Cape Verde

What is Cape Verde known for?

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employer, FC Lixa. Still convinced this is not a sports-related case but rather work-related, Gil Vicente continues in courts. Along with the relegation, they were also suspended from the Cup of Portugal for one season. Two of the youth teams were also affected by this decision and won't play the respective championships this season. In May 2011 the club won its second major trophy the Liga de Honra (2010-11 Liga de Honra) on the last matchday in a record home attendance against C.D. Fátima in a 3-1 home win thus gaining promotion to the top flight. There key players for winning the championship were Hugo Vieira (Hugo Filipe Vieira) and Cape Verdean (Cape Verde) striker Zé Luís. '''Santo Antão''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language) for "Saint Anthony (Anthony the Great)"), or '''''Sontonton''''' in Cape Verdean Creole, is the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento (Barlavento Islands) islands of Cape Verde. The nearest main island is São Vicente (São Vicente, Cape Verde) to the southeast, separated by a channel named Canal de São Vicente. It is the westernmost large island in Cape Verde and the continent of Africa, and the second largest in Cape Verde. The '''Barlavento''' islands (literally, the ''Windward''), is the northern island group of Cape Verde archipelago. '''Santa Luzia''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language) for Saint Lucy) is an island of the Barlavento (Barlavento Islands) archipelago in Cape 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'''''

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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

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Evra was three, the family moved to France and settled in Les Ulis, a commune (Communes of France) south of Paris. The family first settled in the local Bergeries neighborhood before moving to the Hautes-Plaines quarter shortly after. Evra was raised on Senegalese culture and values that quickly became "Westernized". At the age of ten, he did return to Senegal for a short period describing the return as "not a good experience"

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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

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were thought to have returned to their original ways, started in Goa in 1560. In addition, the Inquisition prosecuted non-converts who broke prohibitions against the observance of Hindu or Muslim rites or interfered with Portuguese attempts to convert non-Christians to Catholicism. Salomon, H. P. and Sassoon, I. S. D., in Saraiva, Antonio Jose. ''The Marrano Factory. The Portuguese Inquisition and Its New Christians, 1536-1765

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Verde (municipality) Ribeira Brava (then by its island name) bounds at the mountaintop. The mountain is almost partly deforested, vegetations are mainly in valley areas and slopes and it contains trees and also features some areas with colorful ledges and a crater area. A communications tower serving radio and television to the island is near the mountaintop with the only road linking Monte Gordo, colorful green pine trees are in the higher elevations. The mountain can be seen from almost

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2008, ''Annapolis'' returned to homeport Groton from a six-month deployment. The deployment included visits to Rota, Spain; Toulon and Brest, France; Praia, Cape Verde; and Ghana. ''Annapolis'' was the first U.S. submarine to make a port visit to Africa (Cape Verde) outside of the Mediterranean. In addition to functions supporting national security, ''Annapolis'' participated in the African Partnership Station (APS) 2007, an initiative with regional maritime services in West and Central

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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