The Cape Verde Islands

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Surface area: 4,033 km²

Capital: Praia
Population: 567,000 inhabitants (2010)

Travel advice
Status: Exercise Vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
April, May, June, October and November are the best months to travel to the Cape Verde Islands. Reduces the chance of rain and dust.

Portuguese is the official language on the Cape Verde Islands. The most commonly spoken language is Crioulo (Cape Verdean).

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving the Cape Verde Islands.
A visa is required. You can apply online or in person at the consulate of the Cape Verde Islands in Rotterdam.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch embassy in Senegal (also for the Cape Verde Islands) .
Dutch consulate in the Cape Verde Islands: .
Embassy of the Cape Verde Islands in Belgium (also Netherlands): .
Consulate of the Cape Verde Islands in Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit the Cape Verde Islands, it is advisable to one or more vaccinations to get.

On the island of Santiago is malaria for.

Money and Money
On the Cape Verde Islands is paid by the Cape Verdean escudo (CVE).

Traffic and route
On the Cape Verde Islands you must drive on the right side of the road.
The Cape Verde Islands are the same plugs and sockets used in the Netherlands.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the Cape Verde Islands can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from the Cape Verde Islands, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites from the Cape Verde Islands on .cv end.
Official website of the Cape Verde Islands: .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a beautiful collection of photos of the Cape Verde Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of the Cape Verde Islands.

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An overview of all the holidays on the Cape Verde Islands, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Cape Verde Islands can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage on the Cape Verde Islands can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Sources: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.