Correios de Cabo Verde

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Correios de Cabo Verde
Founded1 January 1995
HeadquartersRua Cesário de Lacerda 2, 7600 Praia, Cape Verde

Correios de Cabo Verde (Portuguese for Post of Cape Verde) is the company responsible for postal service in Cape Verde. The headquarters of the company are in the city centre of Praia, at Rua Cesário Lacerda, nº 2.[1]


During Portuguese rule in Cape Verde which lasted until 1975, all postal services were done by Correios de Portugal (Portuguese Post). Its first post office was opened in Praia in 1849.[2] Under law no. 9-A/95 made on 16 February 1995, the public company of posts and telecommunications (Empresa Pública dos Correios e Telecomunicaçöes, (CTT-EP) was split into two: Correios de Cabo Verde (postal service) and Cabo Verde Telecom (telecommunications). Both became anonymous societies with limited responsibility.[3]

Street names and numbers[edit]

More than 90% of Cape Verdean roads don't have names.[4] As such, most people use community post boxes. To enable delivery at home, the Open Location Code system invented by Google has officially been adopted by the Cape Verdean post, including a system on their website to officially link their home location with personal data at the post office.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Contactos, Correios de Cabo Verde
  2. ^ "Correios De Cabo Verde". Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  3. ^ Quem somos, Correios de Cabo Verde
  4. ^ Rinckes, Doug. "Delivering mail where streets have no name". Official Google Africa Blog. Google.
  5. ^ "Morada Certa". (in Portuguese). Correios Cabo Verde.

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Coordinates: 14°55′02″N 23°30′27″W / 14.9172°N 23.5075°W / 14.9172; -23.5075