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Republic of Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde
FlagNational emblem
Anthem: Cântico da Liberdade  (Portuguese)
Song of Freedom
Location of  Cape Verde  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Cape Verde  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Praia
14°55′N23°31′W / 14.917°N 23.517°W / 14.917; -23.517
Official languagesPortuguese
Recognised regional languagesCape Verdean Creole
DemonymCabo Verdean[1]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic[2]
 - PresidentJorge Carlos Fonseca
 - Prime MinisterJosé Maria Neves
 - Assembly PresidentBasílio Ramos
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 - from Portugal5 July 1975 
Area
 - Total4,033 km2 (172nd)
1,557 sq mi
 - Water (%)negligible
Population
 - 2015 estimate525,000 (167th)
 - Density123.7/km2 (89th)
325.0/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$2.305 billion
 - Per capita$6,569.821
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$2.110 billion
 - Per capita$4,019.868
Gini (2002)50.5[3]
high
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.636[4]
medium ·123rd
CurrencyCape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Time zoneCVT(UTC-1)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+238
ISO 3166 codeCV
Internet TLD.cv

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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