Ordem do Vulcão (Portuguese for the Order of Vulcan or Order of the Volcano), also named as the Medal of the 1st Class of Ordem do Vulcão is a national award that is done each year by the President of Cape Verde, it is awarded to the greatest personalities of Cape Verde and non-Cape Verdeans, which contributes to an aggrandizement of the nation.It is the main decoration of the country created after the independence of the nation.
It has the following ranks:
Eugénio de Paula Tavares was a Cape Verdean poet. He is known through his famous poems (mornas), written in the Crioulo of Brava.
João Lopes Filho is a Cape Verdean anthropologist, historian, university professor, novelist and an investigator.
Maria Amélia Gomes Barros da Lomba do Amaral, known as Amélia da Lomba or Amélia Dalomba is an Angolan writer and journalist. She has also served as Secretary of the Missão Internacionalista Angolana. De Lomba was awarded the Medalha da Ordem do Vulcão in 2005.
Cape Verde is known internationally for morna, a form of folk music usually sung in the Cape Verdean Creole, accompanied by clarinet, violin, guitar and cavaquinho. Funaná, Coladeira, Batuque and Cabo love are other musical forms.
António Manuel Mascarenhas Gomes Monteiro was the first democratically elected President of Cape Verde from 22 March 1991 to 22 March 2001.
The Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union is a conservative political party in Cape Verde.
Santa Catarina is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. It is situated in the western part of the island of Santiago. Its seat is the city of Assomada. Its population was 45,920 in 2017 (estimate). Its area is 242.6 km2 (93.7 sq mi).
Claridade was a literary review inaugurated in 1936 in the city of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde. It was part of a movement of cultural, social, and political emancipations of the Cape Verdean society. The founding contributors were Manuel Lopes, Baltasar Lopes da Silva, who used the poetic pseudonym of Osvaldo Alcântara, and Jorge Barbosa, born in the Islands of São Nicolau, Santiago and São Vicente, respectively. The magazine followed the steps of the Portuguese neorealist writers, and contributed to the building of "Cape Verdeanity", an autonomous cultural identity for the archipelago.
Nova Sintra is a city in the central part of the island of Brava in southwestern Cape Verde. It serves as the seat of the Brava Municipality. The settlement is named after Sintra, the summer residence of the Portuguese kings. Its population is about 1,500. Its elevation is around 500 meters. Since 2010, Nova Sintra has been a city. Agriculture is the predominant source of income on Brava. Tourism is less developed, but there are a few small hotels and guest houses. The "aluguer" buses to the other villages start from Praça Eugénio Tavares.
Jotamont or Jorge Fernandes Monteiro was a Cape Verdean musician and composer. He was born on a boat bound for the United States of America, where his parents hoped to find better living conditions. He attended the Gil Eanes lyceum in Mindelo and a Lisbon conservatory. He was a virtuoso on the trumpet.
José Gabriel Lopes da Silva, also known as Gabriel Mariano, was a Cape Verdean poet, novelist, and an essayist.
The University of Cape Verde is the only public university of Cape Verde. The main campus is in Palmarejo, Praia, but there are also institutes in Mindelo, Assomada and São Jorge dos Órgãos. It has over 5000 students. A new campus for Uni-CV is under construction in Palmarejo, financed by the Chinese government. It should be completed by July 2020. It will have capacity for 4,890 students and 476 professors, with a library, dorms, cafeterias and sports facilities. It will have 61 class rooms, five auditoriums with a capacity of 150 seats, eight computer rooms, eight reading rooms and 34 laboratories.
João Vário was a Cape Verdean writer, neurosurgeon, scientist and professor. The name was a pseudonym of João Manuel Varela. Other aliases included Timóteo Tio Tiofe and G. T. Didial.
The Literature of Cape Verde is among the most important in West Africa, it is the second richest in West Africa after Mali and modern day Mauritania. It is also the richest in the Lusophony portion of Africa. Most works are written in Portuguese, but there are also works in Capeveredean Creole, French and notably English.
The following lists events that happened during 1992 in Cape Verde.
Pedro Monteiro Cardoso was a Cape Verdean writer, poet and folklorist.
José Lopes da SIlva was a Cape Verdean professor, journalist and poet.
Liceu Ludgero Lima is a secondary school in Mindelo, Cape Verde. The school is named after Ludgero Lima, a former employee and fighter for Cape Verdean independence, who died in an aviation accident in March 1975. Since 1968 it is housed in a building on Rua Jonas Wanon, in the neighbourhood Chã de Cemitério, southeast of the city centre, designed by the Portuguese architect Eurico Pinto Lopes.