Monday, September 16, 2013

The map of Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean. More than 500 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa (near Senegal and The Gambia).

Cape Verde consists of two groups of islands:
-         - the Barlavento Islands (windward islands) : Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista; and
-         - the Sotavento Islands (leeward): Maio, Santiago, Fogo, Brava.

The islands are of volcanic origin and while three of them (Sal, Boa Vista and Maio) are fairly flat, sandy and dry, the remaining ones are generally rockier and have more vegetation.

In 2012 Cape Verde issued four stamps about antique objects; a Cape Verde wash basin.

This postcard travelled over a year to reach its destination. Well, Cape Verde is far away, but….. there is another reason. Our local mailman decided not to deliver all of the mail, but save some in his garage. He was caught recently and about a week ago I found appr. 60 postcards in my mailbox. My missing postcards since 2011!


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