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Cap-Vert

The peninsula of Cap-Vert (Cape Verde, meaning "green point") is the westernmost part of the continent of Africa. It is a rock promontory extending west from the main sandy areas of Senegal. The capital of Senegal, the large city of Dakar, is located near the tip. Cap-Vert has an excellent harbor, facing Goree Island[?].

Cap-Vert was inhabited historically by the Lebou people, a fishing community that still lives on the north coast, at Yoff[?], near the modern Dakar airport.

The name of the Republic of Cape Verde comes from Cap-Vert.



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