Chap Varde

chap vardeAbout The Chap Varde

Cape Verde, officially the Republic of Cape Verde, is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa. The islands, covering a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi), are of volcanic origin and while three of them (Sal, Boa Vista and Maio) are fairly flat, sandy and dry, the remaining ones are generally rockier and have more vegetation.

The country has an estimated population (most of them creole) of about 500,000, with its capital city Praia accounting for a quarter of its citizens. Nearly 38% of the population lives in rural areas according to the 2010 Cape Verdean census. The literacy rate is around 85%. Politically, the country is a very stable democracy, with notable economic growth and improvements of living conditions despite its lack of natural resources, and has garnered international recognition by other countries and international organizations, which often provide development aid. Since 2007, Cape Verde has been classified as a developing nation.

Capital

Praia

Time difference between India and Cape Verde

India is 6:30 hours ahead of Cape Verde

Travel distance between India and Cape Verde

6634.86 miles.

Airports

  • Sal airport
  • Boa Vista (Cape Verde) airport
  • Vila Do Maio airport
  • Praia airport
  • Sao Filipe airport
  • Sao Vicente airport
  • Sao Nicolau airport

Names of the airlines

  • Amilcar Cabral International Airport
  • Esperadinha Airport
  • Francisco Mendes Airport
  • Mosteiros Airport
  • Preguica Airport
  • Rabil Airport
  • San Pedro Airport
  • Santo Antao Airport
  • Sao Filipe Airport
  • Vila Do Maio Airport

Travel Cost

Currency

  • Cape Verdean escudo

Compare it to Rs

  • 1 inr = 1.43 CVE

Schools

  • L’école internationale les Alizés
  • Ecole internationale Les Alizés

Languages

  • Portuguese Language

Indian Restaurants

  • Bombay Brasserie

Safety and Security

Visitors traveling to Cape Verde who wish to participate in water sports, swimming, boating, and fishing should exercise extreme caution since the tides and currents around the islands are very strong. Cape Verde, similar to Hawaii, is an archipelago of volcanic islands. Although volcanoes on most of the islands are now inactive, seismologists still consider the entire island of Fogo to be an active volcano.

VISA Process

All visitors entering Cape Verde require a visa (cost: 40 euros) and a passport that is valid for at least another 6 months after the travel date. As a European or British citizen, you can obtain a visa at the respective embassy or consulate in your country in advance or upon arrival on Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente and Santiago international airports (the latter is only valid for four weeks). The visa allows you to stay for 90 days. You must enter the country within 180 days after the visa has been issued. Application forms can be submitted via the Internet, fax or mail and are available on the website of the Embassy of Cape Verde.

India:

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cape Verde

6/24, Shanti Niketan,
New Delhi – 110021
India
Tel.: +91-11-24114292 / 93
Fax : +91-11-41055381
Email : hcg.capeverdegmail.com