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Africa, Cape Verde

Santo Antao, Sao Tiago, Sotavento, Sao Nicolau, Barlavento

Cape Verde (republic), republic comprising the Cape Verde Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, due west of the westernmost point of Africa, Cape Verde. The archipelago consists of ten islands and five islets, which are divided into windward and leeward groups. The windward, or Barlavento, group on the north includes Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Sao Nicolau, Santa Luzia, Sal, and Boa Vista; the leeward, or Sotavento, group on the south includes Sao Tiago, Brava, Fogo, and Maio. Cape Verde has a total area of 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq mi).

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Santo Antao, Sao Tiago, Sotavento, Sao Nicolau, Barlavento, Sao Vicente, Boa Vista, Fogo, Santa Luzia, archipelago, Cape Verde Islands, Maio, Brava, Atlantic Ocean, islets, republic, Sal, total area, north, south

 
 

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