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 jumpingoff 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.
Founded: July 5, 1975
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo
Official language: Portuguese