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Republic of Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde(Portuguese)
Repúblika di Kabu Verdi (Cape Verdean Creole)
Motto: 
  • Unidade, Trabalho, Progresso  (Portuguese)
  • (English: "Unity, Work, Progress")
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[1]
Recognised national languagesCape Verdean Creole[1]
Ethnic groups(2017[2])Multiracial: 71%
Black: 28%
White: 1%
DemonymCape Verdean or Cabo Verdean[3]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic[4]
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Ulisses Correia e Silva
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
• Discovery
1460
• Independence from Portugal
5 July 1975
13 January 1990
Area
• Total
4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi) (166th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
539,560[5] (167th)
• Density
123.7/km2 (320.4/sq mi) (89th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$3.649 billion[6]
• Per capita
$6,867[6]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.747 billion[6]
• Per capita
$3,287[6]
Gini (2008)47.2[7]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.648[8]
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 January 20, 2018


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