Cape Verde

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Cape Verde Islands were discovered in 1460 by Diogo Gomes, the first settlers arriving in 1462. In 1587 its administration was unified under a Portuguese governor. The colony became an Overseas Province on 11 June 1951.

República de Cabo Verde


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Books of Reference

  1. AnnuarioEstatistico de Cabo Verde. Praia. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  2. Andrade, E., The Cape Verde Islands: From Slavery to Modern limes. Dakar, 1973Google Scholar
  3. Carreira, A., The People of the Cape Verde Islands. London, 1982Google Scholar
  4. Lobban, R., The Cape Verde Islands. New York, 1974Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988

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  • John Paxton

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