Flag of Cape Verde
Republic of Cape Verde

Cape Verde


National anthem of Cape Verde

Cântico da Liberdade

Cântico da Liberdade (in English: Song of Freedom) is the national anthem of Cape Verde. It was made official in 1996, before that the national anthem was the same as that of Guinea-Bissau. The music was composed by Adalberto Higino Tavares Silva, and the lyrics written by Amílcar Spencer Lopes.
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Map of Cape Verde

Map of Cape Verde

Basic information on Cape Verde

The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cape Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cape Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cape Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cape Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.
Location Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal
Population 423,613 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Cape Verdean(s) adjective: Cape Verdean
Flag description five unequal horizontal bands; the top-most band of blue - equal to one half the width of the flag - is followed by three bands of white, red, and white, each equal to 1/12 of the width, and a bottom stripe of blue equal to one quarter of the flag width; a circle of 10, yellow, five-pointed stars, each representing one of the islands, is centered on the red stripe and positioned 3/8 of the length of the flag from the hoist side