Cabo Verde counts 10 inhabited islands.
The Northern islands are Boa Vista, Sal, Sao Nicolaum Sao Vicente and Santo Antao.
The Southern islands are Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
The official capital is the city of Praia on the island of Santiago.
The cultural capital is the city of Mindelo on Sao Vicente.
The differences between the islands are remarkable. Some island are flat, sandy and dry (Sal, Boa Vista), other have steep mountains and are green (Santo Antao, Sao Nicolao) and one is volcanic (Fogo). The dialect spoken can differ so much between the islands that those from one island may not fully understand those from another island.