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Cape Verde Facts

  • Name: Cape Verde
    (long form) Republic of Cape Verde
  • Capital City: Praia (127,832 pop.)
  • Cape Verde Population: 531,046 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo
    (conversion rates)

    Cape Verdean Escudo
    1000 Cape Verdean Escudos
  • Ethnicity: Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%
  • GDP total: $2.188 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $4,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Portuguese (official), Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Praia, Mondelo, Santa Maria, Santa Cruz
  • Name: From the Portuguese Cabo Verde meaning, "Green Cape."
  • National Day: July 5
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs), Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)
  • Symbols

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