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Cape verde

  1. 1. By: Elena Castillo and Sydney Clinton
  2. 2. Location Absolute location- 16  degrees north and 24 degrees west, Relative location- Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal.
  3. 3. PlacePhysical Geography:  Landforms- Volcano Fogo, Mountain Monte Cara on São Vicente. Bodies of Water- Cotton Bay, Santa Maria beach on Sal. Natural Resources- salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum.
  4. 4. Place (continued) Human Geography: Languages- Portuguese, and Crioulo (a combination of Portuguese and West African ) Population- 516,100 people. Life Expectancy- 70.7 years Government- republic
  5. 5. Movement-  Exports- fuel, shoes, garments, fish, hides. Imports- foodstuffs, industrial products, transport equipment, fuels. Internet Users- 150,000 Airports Unpaved- There are only 1, which is 914 miles. Airports Paved- There are 9 and one is 3,047 miles, three are 1,524 to 2,437 miles, another three are 914 to 1,523 miles, and two that are under 914 miles.
  6. 6. Movement(continued) Roadways: Unpaved- 259.733 miles. Paved- 579.117 miles. Total- 838.851 miles. Railways- there are none in Cape Verde.
  7. 7. RegionGeographical Region:  Western AfricaClimate: The climate zone of Cape Verde is temperate. I know this, because of the unpredictable weather and little rain fall. The average temperature of Cape Verde is 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in Cape Verde is 18.75 mm.
  8. 8. Regions (continued) 
  9. 9. Human Environmental Interaction  The fact that Cape Verde is an archipelago is one factor that contributes to its problem with poverty. This is because it is far away from its African neighbors and there is also distance between the islands that make it up. These distances create problems with intercommunications and with the transportation of food. Cape Verde has been working hard to wipe out poverty by taking steps to deal with their isolation: better management of resources, partnerships with other nations, feeding programs, and support to local farmers, protection of the environment and many other programs.
  10. 10. Human Environmental InteractionChanges that are still needed:  In 2008 only 54 percent of water (total) was potable. In 2008 Cape Verde’s waste management was 54 percent total. Cape Verde’s deforestation is caused in great part by the need of wood for fuel. Because of little rainfall and deforestation Cape Verde suffers desertification as well. As a result of overgrazing, Cape Verde deals with soil erosion. One of Cape Verde’s environmental issues with conservation and biodiversity is overfishing.Cape Verde could solve their unclean water issue simply by makingwater filtration systems.
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