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Luxury Townhouses in 2009

NEWS ALERT: Exclusive Luxury Townhouses are soon to be built with the most stunning ocean views in Sao Vicente. Spacious 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 2 En-suite and infinity pool. Be sure to complete the Property Form for more details and read more on Sao Vicente. These Townhouses are believed to double in value by 2011 when the International Airport will be open. Alternatively, you can request a property pack by calling our UK Office on 0208 517 8856.

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Geography

The winward or Barlavento islands in the north are Sal, Boa Vista, Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Santa Luzia and Sao Nicolau while the leeward or Sotavento islands in the south are Santiago, Fogo, Maio and Brava. A more obvious way of dividing the islands is east and west as those in the east are very flat and barren places where the western islands He mountainous with some of these being green, lush and fertile.

Sal: Only 30km long and a maximum of 12km wide with a barren landscape of stony flats but with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise blue seas. Most of the population live in Espargos, the capital. Highest Peak 406m.

Santiago: The largest of all the islands and where half the population of the islands live.Santiago has the most diverse landscapes, the interior has two craggy mountain ranges,lush green valleys, irrigated southern plantations, a desolate area in the south west,beautiful beaches at Tarrafal in the north plus most importantly some permanent fresh water supplies. Highest Peak 1392m.

Sao Vicente: An extremely dry island with only a few inhabited villages outside the capital Mindelo which is the second largest city in the islands. Highest Peak 750m.

Fogo: Sao Filipe is the third highest populated town in the islands and Fogo itself is the fourth largest island. The island has the only active volcano in Cape Verde. Highest Peak 2829m which is the highest in Cape Verde.

Boa Vista: Only 50km from Sal and the closest island to Africa only 480km. Although it I is the third largest island there are only approximately 4000 people living here. The island is extremely flat and massive dunes drift with the wind. Highest Peak 390m.

Santo Antao: The second largest island and the second highest. Another island of contrasts, the mountain range from south to north east splits the island into two, with the areas to the east being lush and fertile and those to the west being barren and inhospitable. Highest Peak 1979m.

Sao Nicolau: A mountainous island with barren ranges in the west, north and east. There is a large valley in the centre which houses the capital Ribeira Brava. Highest Peak 1312m.

Maio: A small flat island like Sal and Boa Vista but far more fertile due to the reforestation efforts. Highest Peak 437m.

Brava: The smallest inhabited island and the southern most point in Cape Verde. Much of the coastline is dramatic cliffs and it is thought to have once been part of Fogo - the sea between them is only a few hundred metres deep. Highest Peak 976m.

Santa Luzia: The smallest island, now uninhabited, is extremely dry and barren. The south coast has some lovely beaches and the north coast is very rugged. Highest Peak 395m.