Cape Verde


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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

 (vûrd)
An island country of the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. The islands were settled by the Portuguese in the mid-15th century, became a colony in 1495 and an overseas province in 1951, and gained independence in 1975. Praia, on São Tiago Island, is the capital.

Cape Ver′de·an (vûr′dē-ən) adj. & n.

Cape Verde

(vɜːd)
n
(Placename) a republic in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, consisting of a group of ten islands and five islets: an overseas territory of Portugal until 1975, when the islands became independent. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Christian (Roman Catholic) majority; animist minority. Currency: Cape Verdean escudo. Capital: Praia. Pop: 531 046 (2013 est). Area: 4033 sq km (1557 sq miles)

Cape` Verde′

(vɜrd)
n.
an island republic (Cape` Verde′ Is′lands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 405,748; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km). Cap.: Praia.
Cape` Ver′de•an (ˈvɜr di ən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cape Verde - an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
Cape Verde Islands - a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal
capital of Cape Verde, Cidade de Praia, Praia - the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
Translations
Kapverdy
Kap Verde
Roheneemesaared
Kap Verde
Zelenortska Republika
Zöld-foki KöztársaságZöld-foki-szigetek
カーボベルデ
Kaapverdië
Republika Zielonego Przylądka
Cabo Verde
Capul Verde
Kap Verde
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The master of the merchantman assured him that from the position at which they had picked him up, and the prevailing winds for the past week he could have been on no other island than one of the Cape Verde group, which lie off the West Coast of Africa in about 16x or 17x north latitude.
The horrid thing seems to bring nothing but murder and misfortune to those who have anything to do with it, for three days after we sailed from the Cape Verde Islands our own crew mutinied and killed every one of their officers.
Gunther, commanding officer, USS McFaul said, Cape Verde is a beautiful island chain, and we are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit.
According to Reuters, the center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern Cape Verde Islands, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa with a population of 525,000.
The Government of Cape Verde has also granted to CV Entertainment Co a 25 years gaming concession, of which the first 15 years will be an exclusive concession for casinos on Santiago Island.
Cape Verde is located in the central Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles off the coast of West Africa .
He stormed out of his team's dressing room after being left out of the starting line-up for the 2004 champions' first game against Cape Verde last week.
The ICSS and Cape Verde's General Directorate for Sport (DGD) will also implement a range of programmes that will contribute to international efforts to protect sport, including the development and enhancing of a National Plan of Sports Ethics (PNED) which will draw upon the ICSS's global programmes on good governance, sporting and financial integrity, as well as consider the overall strategy developed by the Government of Cape Verde to protect the integrity of its sporting events and their young athletes.
The agreement was signed by KFAED's Director General Abdelwahab Al-Bader and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities of cape Verde Jose Brito.
The final round of the qualifiers to the second stage before eventual qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, reserved at least one shock result as Cape Verde beat their hosts Tunisia 2-0 to clinch the top spot in Group B and claim a place in the next round.
Chaired by the mayor of Praia, Ulisses Correia Silva, the ceremony took place in the presence of former prime minister,Carlos Vahnon Viega, the rabbi of Lisbon Eliezer Shai di Martino, charge d'affaire of the Moroccan embassy in Dakar, Abdellah Boutadghart and several members of the Jewish community in Cape Verde.
According to a report by the broadcaster RTC in Cape Verde - the island state off the West coast of Africa - US officials supported by Cape Verde police arrested Na Tchuto and he is expected to face prosecution in the US.