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    Cape Verde Geography - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 4,030 km2
      land area: 4,030 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Rhode Island

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 965 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines)
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: temperate; warm, dry, summer precipitation very erratic

      Terrain: steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic

      Natural resources: salt, basalt rock, pozzolana, limestone, kaolin, fish

      Land use: arable land 9%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 6%; forest and woodland NEGL%; other 85%; includes irrigated 1%

      Environment: subject to prolonged droughts; harmattan wind can obscure visibility; volcanically and seismically active; deforestation; overgrazing

      Note: strategic location 500 km from African coast near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site

      NOTE: The information regarding Cape Verde on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cape Verde Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cape Verde Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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