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Cabo Verde: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal
Geographic Coordinates16 00 N, 24 00 W 16.0,-24.0
Area total: 4,033 sq km
land: 4,033 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline965 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mt. Fogo 2,829 m (a volcano on Fogo Island)
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Pico da Cruz 1585 m; Pico da Antonia 1394 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainsteep, rugged, rocky, volcanic
Natural Hazardsprolonged droughts; seasonal harmattan wind produces obscuring dust; volcanically and seismically active volcanism: Fogo (elev. 2,829 m), which last erupted in 1995, is Cabo Verde's only active volcano
Natural Resourcesalt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum
Land Usearable land: 11.66%
permanent crops: 0.74%
other: 87.59% (2011)
Climatetemperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and erratic
Irrigated Land34.76 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources0.3 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil erosion; deforestation due to demand for wood used as fuel; water shortages; desertification; environmental damage has threatened several species of birds and reptiles; illegal beach sand extraction; overfishing
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Praia; Mindelo; Santa Maria; Predra Badejo; Sao Filipe
According to Geonames: Praia; Mindelo; Santa Maria; Cova Figueira; Santa Cruz

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location 500 km from west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site