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Resources about Cape Verde including maps, facts about the land,
people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Cape Verde
GDP (2009 forecast): $1.909 billion.
GDP per capita (2009 forecast): $3,770.
Real GDP growth rate (2009 forecast): 4%.
Inflation (2009 forecast): 3.5%.
Natural resources: Salt, pozzolana, limestone, fish,
Agriculture: Products--bananas, corn, beans, sugarcane,
coffee, fruits, vegetables, livestock products.
Industry: Types--fish and fish products, clothing, shoes,
beverages, salt, construction, building materials, ship
repair, furniture, metal products, tourism.
Trade (2009): Exports--$36.7 million: re-exported fuel, fish
and crustaceans, clothing, shoes and shoe parts. Imports--
$746.3 million: consumer goods, intermediary goods, capital
goods, petroleum. Major trading partners, exports--Spain
62%, Portugal 34%, France 3%, United States 1%. Major
trading partners, imports--Portugal 48%, Netherlands 17%,
Spain 10%, Brazil 4%, Germany 2%.
Fiscal year: Calendar year.
Currency: Escudo (CVEsc 79 = $1 as of February 2010), which
is pegged to the Euro.
Economic aid received: $161 million (2005). Largest donors--
Portugal ($43 million); European Union ($22 million); World
Bank-IDA ($21 million); Luxembourg ($15 million);
Netherlands ($10 million); the United States (more than $110
Geography of Cape Verde
Area: 4,033 sq. km. (1,557 sq. mi.), slightly larger than
Cities: Capital--Praia (pop. 200,000 est.). Other city--
Mindelo (pop. 67,844 est.).
Terrain: Steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic.
Climate: Temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and
Government of Cape Verde
Independence: July 5, 1975.
Constitution: 1980; revised 1992, 1995, 1999, and 2010.
Branches: Executive--president (head of state), prime minister
(head of government), Council of Ministers. Legislative--
National Assembly. Judicial--Supreme Court, lower courts.
Administrative subdivisions: 17 administrative districts.
Political parties: African Party for Independence of Cape
Verde or PAICV [Jose Maria Pereira NEVES, chairman];
Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union or UCID [Antonio
MONTEIRO]; Movement for Democracy or MPD [Carlos VEIGA].
Suffrage: Universal over 18.
Map of Cape Verde
This Map of Cape Verde shows the borders of the country, as
well as rivers, and cities including Praia the capital of Cape
Verde. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Cape Verde
The Official Name of Cape Verde is the Republic of Cape Verde.
(Facts from the U.S. State Department)
People of Cape Verde
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Cape Verdean(s).
Population (2009 forecast): 506,000.
Annual population growth rate (2008 est.): 1.41%.
Ethnic groups: Creole (mixed African and Portuguese) 71%,
African 28%, European 1%.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant.
Languages: Portuguese (official); Cape Verdean Creole
Education: Literacy (2008)--77%.
Health: Infant mortality rate (2008)--24.8/1,000. Life
expectancy (2008)--72.5 yrs.
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