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General


Population: 516,100 (2011)
Land Area: 4,033 sq km
Natural Resources: Salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum
Capital: Praia
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Jorge Carlos Fonseca (2011)
Head of Government: Jose Maria Pereira Neves (2001)
Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo
Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
Major Ethnicities: Creole 71%, African 28%, European 1%<
Life Expectancy: 70.7 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.861 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.573 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 3,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9%, Industry 16.2%, Services 74.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair
Agriculture Products: Bananas, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, peanuts; fish
Human Development Index: 0.568 (133rd)
Tourism Revenue: 66 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 21% (2000)

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Army Size: 1 200 (2004)
Budget: 0.7% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Cape Verde is located in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Africa, it has no island neighbours. Cape Verde's economy is based on the service sector. Cape Verde has been taken off the list of "least developed countries".

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Cape Verde
Wikipedia: Cape Verde
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CPV.html

Updated on: December 5, 2011