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Cape Verde, also known as Cabo Verde, is an island country and an archipelago located in the central Atlantic ocean. It is made up of ten volcanic islands that create a total combined land area of 4,033 square kilometers, or 1,557 square miles. The country is a part of the African Union, and is one of the most developed countries within the union. The total population of Cape Verde is 483,628 inhabitants. The country’s government is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, and the current president is José Maria Neves.
The island country is located 570 kilometers, or 350 miles, off of the coast of the African continent. The ten volcanic islands are laid out in a horseshoe shape, and nine of which are inhabited. Three of the islands, Sal, Boa Vista, and Maio, are geographically flat, sandy and dry; the others are rockier and home to more vegetation. The largest active volcano within the region is Pico de Fogo, which last erupted in 2014. The volcano is also the highest point within the country. In 2011, Cape Verde was ranked the eighth most endangered nation to be susceptible to flooding caused by climate change.
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