before the coast of Western Africa.
The islands are officially called the Republic of Cape Verde.
In 1975 Cape Verde became independent of Portugal.
They celebrate today their National Day.
Flag of Cape Verde - Source: Wikipedia
Last year I had the chance to visit one of the Cape Verdian Isles: Boa Vista.
It is a beautiful isle. Unfortunately during our visit there was a huge sand storm.
Church in Sal Rei - Capital of Boa Vista - Own Picture
Picture from the capital of Boa Vista - Sal Rei
And there some pictures of the beautiful landscape and the sand storm ...