Fogo Island, Cape Verde Republic
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Fogo Island, Cape Verde Republic (121,727 bytes) ( 1,154 x 796 )
Cape Verde Republic comprises the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, due west of the westernmost point of Africa, Cape Verde. The archipelago consists of ten islands, including Fogo. The islands are volcanic in origin, and all but three are mountainous. The highest point, Pico do Cano (2,829 m/9,281 ft) on Fogo, is also the group‘«÷s only active volcano. The islands were used by Senegalese fishermen before the first Europeans arrived, about 1456. They were claimed by Portugal in 1460; in 1495 the archipelago was declared a crown possession of Portugal. Independence for Cape Verde finally came on July 5, 1975, ending five centuries of Portuguese rule. The image was acquired on August 27, 2002, and is centered near 14.9 degrees north latitude, 24.4 degrees west longitude. The perspective view was created by draping image data over a DEM derived from ASTER data, and exaggerating the topographic relief by a factor of 2.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team