Guide to Buying Property in the Cape Verde Islands
The Cape Verde Property Market
Cape Verde is an archipelago off the west coast of Africa at 15.02N, 23.34W. It
is formed by 10 main islands and about 8 islets. The main islands are:
Barlaventos (Northern Island Group)
- Santo Antao Sao
- Vicente Santa Luzia
- Sao Nicolau
- Boa Vista
Sotaventos (Southern Island Group)
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 exists on one
of the islands, Fogo. See Mount Fogo. The islets are Branco, Razo.
Portuguese is Cape Verde's official language, and the language of instruction in
official schools. However, the Cape Verdean Crioulo languages are also widely spoken.
These are a range of Portuguese-based creole languages, which vary considerably
from island to island.
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