Situated 500km off the coast of West Africa, the Republic of Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands, 0f which 9 are habited. Following its independence from Portugal in 1975, Cape Verde has maintained a stable representative government and is considered one of the most stable and developed countries in Africa. Despite only 10% of its land being classified as arable and with limited natural resources, Cape Verde is experiencing rapid development, this is largely due to its vibrant tourism sector.
President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo