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Cape Verde

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Cape Verde vd [key], Port. Cabo Verde, officially Republic of Cape Verde, republic (2015 est. pop. 533,000), c.1,560 sq mi (4,040 sq km), W Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean about 300 mi (480 km) W of Dakar, Senegal. It is an archipelago made up of 10 islands and 5 islets. Praia, located on the island of So Tiago, is the capital and largest city. In addition to the capital, other towns include Mindlo on So Vicente, Ribeira Grande on Santo Anto, Sal-Rei on Boa Vista, and Espargos on Sal.

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