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Cap-Vert is a peninsula in Senegalmarker, and the westernmost part of the continent of Africa. Originally called Cabo Verde or "Cape Green" by Portuguese explorers, it is not to be confused with the Cape Verdemarker islands, which are some further west. Dakarmarker, the capital of Senegal, is located near the southern tip.

Cap-Vert is a rocky promontory extending west from the main sandy areas of Senegalmarker. Cap-Vert has an excellent harbor, facing Gorée Islandmarker.

Formed by a combination of volcanic offshore islands and a land bridge produced by coastal currents, it projects into the Atlantic Oceanmarker, bending back to the southeast at its tip. Exposure to southwesterly winds contributes to Cape Verde's seasonal verdant appearance, in contrast to the undulating yellow dunes to the north.

The peninsula is shaped like a triangle (about 9 miles [15 km] per side), with the base of the triangle roughly along the north and its apex on the south, near Dakarmarker. Near Pointe des Almadies, the north-western tip of the cape, lies Dakarmarker's international airport, famous as a transatlantic ferrying point during World War II. Twin volcanic cones, the Deux Mamelles ("Two Teats"), dominate the landscape along the coast northwest of Dakarmarker. The peninsula embraces a bay and a natural harbour in the southwest.

The indigenous inhabitants of the peninsula, the Lebou, lived as fishermen and farmers. Since about 1444, when the Portuguese first sighted the cape, it has been an entrepôt for African-European trade. The French later established the city of Dakarmarker on the cape in 1857.

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