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(Republic of Cape Verde)
Flag: the flag consists of two white horizontal strips from above and below than a red horizontal strip in the lower half of the blue field. The circle from ten gold stars (representing large islands) is concentrated around a red strip on the party of rise.
MOTTO: E Patria Amada (It is our favourite country).
MONETARY BLOCK: Cape Verde escudo (cve) is paper currency in 100 cents. There are coins from 20 and 50 centavos and 1, 2+1/2, 10, 20 and 50 ethnoses of Cape Verde and note of 100, 500 and 1000 ethnoses of Cape Verde. cve1 = 0,01238 (or $1 = cve80.78) as of 2005.
SCALES AND MEASURES: the metric system is used.
HOLIDAYS: New year, on January 1; Day of national heroes, on January 20; Women's Day, on March 8; Labor Day, on May 1; Children's Day, on June 1; Independence Day, on July 5; Assumption, on August 15; Day of the nation, on September 12; All Saints' Day, on November 1; Immaculate conception, on December 8; Christmas, on December 25.
TIME: 10:00 - 12:00.
ARRANGEMENT, SIZE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Cape Verde, of 4 033 sq.km (1,557 quarter. Miles), Senegal is located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately in 595 km (370 miles) to the west from Dakar. Rather, the space occupied by Cape Verde is a little more, than a condition of Rhode Island. Extent of 332 km (206 miles) of se-nw and 299 km (186 miles) of ne-sw, it consists of 10 islands and five islands divided into northern wind group (Barlavento) - Santo Antau, San Vicente, Santa-Luziya (uninhabited), San Nikolau, Sal, Boa Whist and two islands - and the southern leeward group (Sotavento) - Is gallant, Fogo, San Tiago, Mayo and three islands. The general coastline makes 965 km (600 miles). Cape Verde, the city of Praia, is located on the southeast coast of the island of San-Tyagu.
The island chain has volcanic origin. Fogo have the only active volcano of Piko - to - Kano (the mountain of Fogo) which reaches 2829 m above sea level what is the highest point in to the country. Peaks on Santo-Antau and San Thiago are reached by 1,979 m (6 493 feet) and 1,392 m (4,567 feet), respectively. Everything, except three islands, quite mountain, with the known rocks and deep ravines. High soil and southwest slopes support magnificent vegetation because of moisture condensation. Only four islands have year-round streams. Mindello on San Vicente - the main port, but is some more beautiful harbors.
The cold Atlantic stream creates the droughty atmosphere around the archipelago. There are two seasons: December-June cool and dry, with a temperature at sea level on average 21 °C (70 °F); July-November is warmer, with a temperature on average than 27 °C (81 °F). In spite of the fact that during the last season some rain, an amount of precipitation in general poor drops out. Accumulations usually about 13 cm (5 inches) a year on northern islands and 30 cm (12 inches) in the south. The archipelago is subject to cyclic droughts; the destructive drought began in 1968 and was interrupted only in 1975, 1978, 1984 and 1986.
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