LIFE IN AFRICA
Blog Post Credit: Jueun
Cape Verde – Known as República de Cabo Verde
In our Social Studies class, we are learning about African countries and making class presentations. Recently, I researched and presented about Cape Verde which is located in West Africa. I researched about its geographical features, history, food, festivals, climate and culture. While I was researching about this country, I learned about beautiful places to visit in Cape Verde which I will write about in this post. You may consider these places visiting in the future.
These are these nice places that you can visit: Santiago Island, Fogo Island, and Sal Island.
First, let’s see the beauty of Santiago. Santiago is an island which is a volcanic archipelago off West Africa. It’s known for its beaches and slave trade. It’s town called Cidade Velha was an important Portuguese colonial outpost. Pillory Square features an ornate marble pillar where slaves were once shackled. The ruined 16th-century Royal Fortress of São Felipe overlooks the town. It’s a nice place to visit because it is a very important part of Cape Verde’s history.
The next place is Fogo Island. The name Fogo means ‘fire’ in Portuguese. Fogo volcano first erupted out of the Atlantic 100,000 years ago and has been an active volcano ever since. The most recent eruption was in 1995. Fogo is a nice place to visit because there is an area where you can climb to see the volcano more closely.
Sal is another island in Cape Verde. There is a place here called Pedra de Lume which is a site of a salt mine in a crater of an extinct volcano. The name Sal is Portuguese for salt. The island was discovered on December 3, 1460 and named Llana until salt deposits were found at the end of the 18th century. Sal is geologically oldest island in Cape Verde, formed 50 million years ago during the eruption of a volcano which is now inactive. Santa Maria is situated in the southern part of the island municipality of which has recently became a fishing and touristic city. Santa Maria also has a couple of bars and a Disco house with pirate ship sticking out of its roof! Cool right?
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