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Description: The Physical Map of Cape Verde showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, Ocean, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Cape Verde Facts and Country Information...

Cape Verde is a group of islands which is situated in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago is a group of volcanically active peaks located on almost all islands. The islands lie between north latitude 16 degrees and west longitude 24 degrees.

The islands are divided into two groups: The Barlavento or windward side and the Sotavento or the leeward side. The islands do not have any natural water sources and are relatively flat. However some mountains on the islands do rise to heights of 1280 metres above sea level.

The islands cover an area of 4072.5 square kilometres. The territorial sea belonging to the islands go up to a distance of 12 nautical miles. The lowest point is in the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Verde is the most arid archipelago in the Macronesian zone.
The mountainous area has a forest known as the Laurel forest which is very wet and full of greenery.


The country has no lakes but there are a few streams which are essential to the life. Riberira da Garca and RibeiraGranda are the two most important ones. Ribeira da Janela, Ribeira do Jualo and Ribeira do Paul are the other streams present. Overall the ecology of the islands is very unique.

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