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Cabo Verde

Official English Name: Republic of Cabo Verde

Official Local Name(s): República de Cabo Verde

Common English Name: Cabo Verde, Cape Verde

Capital: Praia

REGION
Western Africa (Islands off of coast)
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
4,033 km2
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Natural gas
Arable land
Timber
Coal
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Windy dust storms
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Cabo Verdean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Creole (mulatto) (71%)
African (28%)
European (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Portuguese
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Crioulo
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (77.3%)
None (10.8%)
Protestant (3.7%)
Christian Rationalism (1.8%)
Muslim (1.8%)
POPULATION
553,432
LARGEST CITY
Praia (127,832)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Jorge Carlos Fonseca
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
22 Municipalities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
5 July 1975 (from Portugal)
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Cantico da Liberdade
GDP PER CAPITA
$6,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Escudo)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $101.05 (CVE)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.cv
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+238

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

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