Wildlife in Cape Verde
Wildlife in Cape Verde Programs
|Name:||Republic of Cabo Verde|
|Language:||Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole|
|Currency:||Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)|
|Time zone:||CVT (UTC-1)|
The beautiful islands of Cape Verde were initially uninhabited until it was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century. The country flourished during the 16th and the 17th centuries due to the Atlantic slave trade. But with the decline of the slave trade in the 19th century, the country experienced an economic crisis. Yet the location of the island made it survive as it became a significant commercial centre in the 19th century as the location was perfect for re-supply of the ships. In the present day context, the economy of the country is mostly relying on the services provided by the country targeting the growing tourism industry.