5th July: Happy Independence Day Republic of Cape Verde


Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, is a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture and morna music. Its many beaches are jumping-off points for windsports and diving among shipwrecks. Its largest island, Santiago, is home to the current capital, Praia, and the old capital, Cidade Velha, with its clifftop fortress.
Capital: Praia
President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Prime minister: Ulisses Correia e Silva
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo
Official language: Portuguese

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