Cape Verde profile

Woman casts vote in Cape Verde's 2006 presidential election Cape Verde has earned a reputation for political and economic stability
  • Full name: Republic of Cabo Verde
  • Population: 505,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Praia
  • Area: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)
  • Major religions: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Cape Verdean escudo = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Shoes, clothes, fish, bananas, hides, pozzolana (volcanic rock, used to make cement)
  • GNI per capita: US $3,540 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .cv
  • International dialling code: +238

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