Saturday, 17 November 2012

Cape Verde

Boa Vista, meaning "good view" in Portuguese, is the easternmost island of Cape Verde, an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean. Boa Vista is located in the Barlavento group of the archipelago. The island is known for marine turtles and traditional music, as well as its ultramarathon and its sand dunes and beaches (left down corner of the card).
With an area of 620 km², it is the third largest island, after Santo Antão and Santiago. It is 455 km west of the coast of Africa. Much of the island is flat. The highest point on the island is Monte Estância, elevation 387 meters Its main town is Sal Rei, its ferry port and home to Boa Vista's airport (Rabil Airport)on the northwest side of the island.Its main industries today are date farming and, increasingly,tourism, with already several touristic establishments being built recently.

On June 30, 1975, Cape Verdeans elected a National Assembly which received the instruments of independence from Portugal on July 5, 1975. The stamps was issued in order to celebrated thirty years of Cape Verde's independence. Thanks go to Eileen this time who was viditing Boa Vista. Cape Verde, what I've seen and read so far, seems like an amazing country!


  1. Anonymous5/01/2013

    lovely card! congrats to your collection ♥