Cape Verde is named after Cap Vert, which means Green Cape in Senegal, the westernmost point of continental Africa.
The islands are divided into two sections, the Barlavento islands which are windward and the Sotavento islands located on the leeward side . The Barlavento Islands include, Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista and the Sotavento Islands consist of Maio, Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.
Santiago is the largest Island, both in size and population and is home to the capital city, Praia.
The country boasts as West Africa’s highest standard of living as a result of its stable political and economic system.
The country’s president Jorge Carlos Fonseca is a Cape Verdean politician, lawyer, and university professor who has been President of Cape Verde since 2011.
The population is made up of a good mix of African and Portuguese heritage.
Portuguese is the official language but people also speak Crioulo, an Africanised Creole Portuguese.
Capital City: Praia, is the capital and largest city of Cape Verde, an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. It lies on the southern coast of Santiago island in the Sotavento Islands group
Religion: Religion in Cape Verde. More than 93% of the population of Cape Verde is nominally Roman Catholic, according to an informal poll taken by local churches. About 5% of the population is Protestant. The largest Protestant denomination is the Church of the Nazarene.