The Cape Verde islands consist of two small (volcanic in origin) archipelagos, about 400 miles off the western coast of Africa. These once uninhabited islands were first discovered by the ancient Phoenicians, then later colonized and exploited by the Portuguese, beginning in the 15th century. In the 16th century the islands became an infamous trading center for African slaves, and eventually, an important stopping point for transatlantic sea traffic in the 19th century.
Cape Verde,Total area: 1,556 sq mi (4,030 sq km) Population (2012 est.): 523,568 (growth rate: 1.43%), life expectancy: 71; density per sq km: 105 Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Praia, 125,000 Other large city: Mindelo, 66,100. BIBLE IN MY LANGUAGE