None; it's an island chain
|Cape Verde. I included the island names|
for a bit of visual interest.
None; the nearest countries are Mauritania, Senegal, and The Gambia, in western Africa (to the east of the islands)
1,557 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Praia, Mindelo, Assomada, Porto Novo, Sao Filipe
Famous Geographical Point:
Pico do Fogo, at 9,281 feet the island chain's tallest mountain
Dona Tututa, composer & pianist
Book Set In/About:
The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo by Germano Almeida
After his death, the lengthy will of the island's most upright & successful inhabitant is read aloud to his family, neighbors & friends. There is much in it that is shocking.
Movie Set In/About:
"O Ilheu de Contenda (The Island of Contenda)" (1995), directed by Leao Lopes
Set in 1964, conflict ensues as local Cape Verdeans begin to express their own cultural identity, which clashes with the colonial Portuguese government. (Cape Verde was uninhabited before being settled by the Portuguese in the 1400s. The subsequently brought over African slaves. Over the next several hundred years, a unique culture arose that was a mix of both Portuguese and African influences. The country peacefully won independence in 1975.)
Headline of the Day:
"Mitu Monteiro Completes a 460-mile Circumnavigation of Cape Verde" in Surfer Today.