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Republic of Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde(Portuguese)
FlagNational emblem
Anthem: Cântico da Liberdade  (Portuguese)
Chant 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 national languagesCape Verdean Creole
DemonymCape Verdean or Cabo Verdean[1]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic[2]
 • PresidentJorge Carlos Fonseca
 • Prime MinisterUlisses Correia e Silva
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)2016 estimate
 • Total$3.649 billion[3]
 • Per capita$6,867[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$1.747 billion[3]
 • Per capita$3,287[3]
Gini (2008)47.2[4]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.646[5]
medium ·122nd
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 October 9, 2016


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