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Cape Verde

1975-PRESENT

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$12 Beached Boats single

A group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. Cape Verde was uninhabited when first discovered by the Portuguese in 1456 or 1460. The first Portuguese settlers arrived in 1462, and black slaves were introduced soon thereafter. The modern Cape Verdeans are descendents of the two groups. In 1975, Cape Verde became independent, with close ties to Guinea-Bissau (the former Portuguese Guinea). Drought and famine in recent years have created major difficulties for this already impoverished nation.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

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25e Traditional Ceramics single
 

Precedent Country:


PORTUGUESE TERRITORY
1877-1975

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20e Outline Map of Africa single
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1e Cantino's 1502 World Map single

 

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