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Cape Verde

Republic of Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde (Portuguese)
Flag of Cape Verde
National emblem of Cape Verde
Flag National 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′N 23°31′W / 14.917°N 23.517°W / 14.917; -23.517
Official languages Portuguese
Recognised national languages Cape Verdean Creole
Ethnic groups Cape Verdian mestico 69.6%
Fulani 12.2%
Balanta 10%
Mandyako 4.6%
Portuguese white 2%
other 1.6%
Demonym Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
• President
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Ulisses Correia e Silva
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• from Portugal
5 July 1975
Area
• Total
4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi) (172nd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2015 estimate
525,000 (167th)
• Density
123.7/km2 (320.4/sq mi) (89th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$3.649 billion
• Per capita
$6,867
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$1.747 billion
• Per capita
$3,287
Gini (2008) 47.2
high
HDI (2015) Increase 0.646
medium · 122nd
Currency Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Time zone CVT (UTC-1)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC-1)
Drives on the right
Calling code +238
ISO 3166 code CV
Internet TLD .cv

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

Cape Verde /ˌkp ˈvɜːrd/ or Cabo Verde /kɑːb ˈvɜːrd/, /kæ-/ (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced: [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) off the coast of West Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).


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