Cabo Verde, also known as Cape Verde, is an island nation located off the coast of West Africa. It consists of ten islands, nine of which are inhabited, and has a diverse culture influenced by its African, Portuguese, and Brazilian heritage. The country has a tropical climate and is known for its beautiful beaches, volcanic landscapes, and vibrant music scene. The capital city of Praia is located on the island of Santiago and is home to many cultural attractions, including the National Museum and the Mindelo Market. The official language of Cabo Verde is Portuguese, and the country has a growing economy based on tourism, fishing, and agriculture.