Official English Name: Republic of Cabo Verde
Official Local Name(s): República de Cabo Verde
Common English Name: Cabo Verde
Cape Verde
Capital: Praia

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Official Language(s)

Portuguese
Secondary Languages: Crioulo

Resources

Natural gas, Arable land, Timber, Coal

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Creole (mulatto) (71%), African (28%), European (1%)

People

Est. Population:

553,432

Demonym:

Cabo Verdean

Religions:

Roman Catholic (77.3%)
None (10.8%)
Protestant (3.7%)
Christian Rationalism (1.8%)
Muslim (1.8%)

Largest City:

Praia (127,832)

Other Cities:

Republic

Geography

Region:

Western Africa (Islands off of coast)

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

4,033 km2

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

965 km

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Steep
Rugged
Rocky
Volcanic

Highest Point

Pico da Neblina (2,994 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Windy dust storms
Volcanic activity

Government

Heads of State:

President Jorge Carlos Fonseca

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva

Admin. Divisions

22 Municipalities

Independence:

5 July 1975 (from Portugal)

Nat'l Anthem:

Cantico da Liberdade

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$6,500 (USD)

Currency

$ (Escudo)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Escudo)94.75

Communication

Internet Code

.cv

Telephone Code

+238

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Cultural Notes

Cabo Verde’s culture is mixed in its African and Portuguese roots.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cv.html (Majority of information)
http://www.ine.cv/ (Praia population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 October 2016