• Officially: Republic of Cabo Verde
  • Capital: Praia


  • Population: 505,000
  • Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Currency: Cabo Verdean escudo


  • Area: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
  • A former Portuguese colony comprised of 10 islands and five islets, all but three of which are mountainous
  • The archipelago lies around 500 km off the west coast of Africa


  • Also known as Cape Verde
  • 10 volcanic islands


  • Very little opportunity for overlanding due to geography

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet