Friday, November 28, 2014

Cape Verde


officially the Republic of Cabo Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).
Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the uninhabited islands in the 15th century, the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous and often attracted privateers and pirates, among them Sir Francis Drake in the 1580s. The islands were also visited by Charles Darwin during FitzRoy's 'Beagle' voyage in 1832. The islands were settled as the colony grew in importance on the main shipping lanes from Europe to India and Australia, and population increased steadily.
To know more about the country click here.

Cover :

My friend Lucia send me this very nice cover. This is one is very special for me. The postmark is nice n little clear on the cover. And, she use a very nice stamp to send me this cover. I become so happy after get this cover. This is my second cover from Cabo Verde. I like to see the clear postmark on the cover. I liked the nice stamp too. Thank u Lucia for send me this nice cover.

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