The Republic of Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; they subsequently became a trading center for African slaves. Most Cape Verdeans descend from both groups.

"Cape Verde" is named for Cap-Vert, now in Senegal, the westernmost point of Africa.

Republica de Cabo Verde
coat of arms
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto: Xxxxx
Official languages Portuguese, Crioulo
Capital Praia
(optionally) Capital's coordinates X░ X' N/S, X░ X' E/W
(optionally) Largest City Xxxxx
President Pedro Pires
Prime Minister JosÚ Maria Neves
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked xth
4,033 km²
xx% / Negligible
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
Ranked xth
401,343
xxx/km²
GDP (PPP)
 - Total (Year)
 - GDP/head
Ranked xth

xxx,xxx millions $
xx,xxx $
Currency CV Escudo
Time zone UTC -1
Independence
 - Declared
 - Recognised
(Event Xxxx)
July 4, 1975
(Year)
National anthem Xxxxx
Internet TLD .CV
Calling Code238

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Municipalities
4 Geography
5 Economy
6 Demographics
7 Culture
8 Miscellaneous topics
9 External links and references

History

Main article: History of Cape Verde

Politics

Main article: Politics of Cape Verde

See also: President of Cape Verde

Municipalities

Main article: Municipalities of Cape Verde

Cape Verde is divided into 17 municipalities (concelhos, singular - concelho): Boa Vista, Brava, Maio, Mosteiros, Paul, Praia, Porto Novo, Ribeira Grande, Sal, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Sao Domingos, Sao Filip, Sao Miguel, Sao Nicolau, Sao Vicente, Tarrafal

Geography

Main article: Geography of Cape Verde

Economy

Main article: Economy of Cape Verde

Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Cape Verde

Culture

Main article: Culture of Cape Verde

Holidays
DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks

Miscellaneous topics

External links and references


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