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Famous Cape Verdeans

Cape Verde's Information

Flag of Cape Verde
Land Area 4,033 km2
Total Area 4,033km2 (#165)
Population 553,432 (#172)
Population Density 137.23/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $3.58 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,700
Currency Escudo (CVE)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Maria Alice singer
  • Germano Almeida author, lawyer
  • Rufino Almeida aka Bau musician
  • Orlanda Amarilis writer
  • Carlos Andrade basketball player
  • Mayra Andrade singer
  • Jose Antonio Tavares dos Anjos journalist, historian, genealogist
  • Bana (Adriano Goncalves) singer
  • Jorge Barbosa poet, writer
  • Viriato de Barros writer
  • Vladine Biosse boxer
  • Victor Borges politician
  • Jose Brito politician, ambassador
C - E
  • Amilcar Cabral agricultural engineer, writer, nationalist
  • Teofilo Chantre musician
  • Davidson Renato da Cruz Coronel aka Bijou footballer
  • Mario Correia basketball player
  • Oceano da Cruz footballer, manager
  • Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha "Nani" footballer
  • Silvino Manuel da Luz politician, diplomat
  • Abilio Duarte politician
  • Bela Duarte artist
  • Vera Duarte human rights activist, politician
  • Cesaria Evora singer
  • Elvis Evora basketball player
  • Fantcha singer
  • Gelson Fernandes footballer
  • Daniel Damasio Ascensao Filipe poet, journalist
  • Ana Firmino singer
  • Aguinaldo Fonseca poet
  • Jorge Carlos Fonseca president
  • Corsino Fortes writer, ambassador
  • Sergio Frusoni poet
  • Arlindo Gomes Furtado bishop
  • Jose Emilio Furtado footballer
G - M
  • Joao Gomes basketball player
  • Aalviar Lima kick boxer
  • Lidiane Lopes sprinter
  • Manuel Lopes novelist, poet, essayist
  • Suzana Lubrano singer
  • Gabriel Mariano poet, essayist
  • Joao Cleofas Martins writer
  • Ovidio Martins poet, journalist
  • Rodrigo Mascarenhas basketball player
  • Luis Romano de Madeira Melo poet, novelist, folklorist
  • Adysangela Moniz judoka
  • Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro former president
  • Jorge Fernandes Monteiro (Jotamont) musician, composer
  • Wania Monteiro gymnast
  • Yolanda Morazzo writer, poet
N - R
  • Jose Maria Neves politician, prime minister
  • Manuel de Novas poet, composer
  • Eva Verona Teixeira Ortet politician
  • Tito Paris singer, musician
  • Aristides Maria Pereira former president
  • Pedro Pires former president, former prime minister
  • Fernando Quejas singer, songwriter
  • Ivone Ramos writer
  • Gualberto do Rosario former prime minister
  • Ruben Sanca long distance runner
  • Odair Sanches basketball player
  • Gil Semedo recording artist, performer
  • Baltasar Lopes da Silva writer, poet, linguist
  • Onesimo Silveira writer, politician
  • Armando Zeferino Soares composer, author
  • Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares politician
  • Henrique Teixeira de Sousa physician, author
  • Manuel Inocencio Sousa politician
T - V
  • Eugenio Tavares poet
  • Tcheka (Manuel Lopes Andrade) singer, songwriter
  • Antoninho Travadinha musician
  • Joao Vario writer, neurosurgeon, scientist, professor
  • Carlos Veiga politician, former prime minister
  • Fatima Veiga politician, diplomat, ambassador
  • Armenio Vieira journalist

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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