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Cape Verde Islands
By: mobal , 1:41 AM GMT on August 25, 2010
We all here about Cape Verde Storms, so I thought it would be fun to do some research on the island....Heres part 1:
I will just start with a few facts.
If you put all the islands together they are about 1557 sq. miles of land mass. This is a third bigger than Rhode Island which is around 1044 sq. miles. Pretty small IMO.
Its a dry place too, with around 9.5 inches of rain and of course the Saharan Air Layer (Dust from Africa) to deal with. This compared to my home towns average of 67 makes me wonder why its Cape "VERDE".....Verde = Green.....
GDP per capita is around $3,700.00 compared to the United States $46,500.00. These are rounded numbers and 2009 data. They are increasing at a rate of 4%.....we are not....Luxembourg is at $80,000.00ish... (Note to self!)
Economic aid received: $161 million (2005). Largest donors--Portugal ($43 million); European Community ($22 million); World Bank-IDA ($21 million); Luxembourg ($15 million); Netherlands ($10 million); the United States (more than $110 million). UGH.....
Fish and fish products, clothing, shoes, beverages, salt, construction, building materials, ship repair, furniture, metal products, tourism.
Ok, so the boring stuff (but interesting to me) is done....history next
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