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Cape Verde

Time Difference: EST + 3 hours   Current Time and Date in Cape Verde
Currency: Currency Converter  – Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Cape Verde
US Embassy in cape Verde: praia.usembassy.gov

Cape Verde, is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa.  The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century, and became important in the Atlantic slave trade for their location.

The islands’ prosperity often attracted privateers and pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, a corsair (privateer) under the authority of the English crown, who twice sacked the (then) capital Ribeira Grande, in the 1580s. The islands were also visited by Charles Darwin’s expedition in 1832. The decline in the slave trade in the 19th century resulted in an economic crisis for the islands. The country has an estimated population (most of them creole) of about 500,000, with its capital city Praia accounting for a quarter of its citizens.

Health: CDC Cape Verde
What to Pack
Weather: Cape Verde Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 238

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.

Diplomatic Missions

Embaixada de Cabo Verde Berlim
Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde, Berlin.
Consulado Geral de Cabo Verde em Roterdão
Cape Verde Consulate General in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Embassy of Cape Verde in Washington
The embassy website provides very comprehensive information on Cape Verde. 

CLIMATE

Cameroon has an average temperature high of 96°F and an average low of 70°F

Language: Portuguese and English are widely spoken

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