Sunday, December 9, 2007

Cape Verde

A few years my cousins went to Cape Verde and they bought me a few cards from there.
"The Republic of Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century." - in wikipedia.

This card shows 4 of the 10 islands of the archipelago: São Vicente, Fogo; Sal and Maio. The other 6 are: Santo Antão; Santiago; Santa Luzia; São Nicolau; Boavista and Brava.
Of these, only Santa Luzia and the five islets are uninhabited. Presently it is a natural reserve. All islands are volcanic, but an active volcano only exists on one of the islands, Fogo.

This is the "Pedra do Lume" sea salt field in Sal island.

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