flag Cape Verde Cape Verde: Statistical Overview

Capital: Praia


Total Population: 593,149
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 146 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 67.5%
Ethnic Origins: 95% of the total population are Cape Verdean nationals, foreign nationals represent 3%, and 2% of the Cape Verdean population has dual nationality. The largest ethnic groups in the population are Creoles, Africans and Europeans. (National Institute of Statistics of Cape Verde)
Official Language: Portuguese, Kabuverdianu
Other Languages Spoken: None
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant (mostly attached to the Church of the Nazarene).
Literacy Rate: 81.2%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Praia

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Cape Verde Escudo (CVE)

Country Overview

Area: 4,030 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Small volcanic islands isolated in the Atlantic; economy depends on tourism.
HDI*: 0.646/1
HDI (World Rank): 122/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Cape Verde, dial 00
To call Cape Verde, dial +238
Internet Suffix: .cv
Telephone Lines: 13.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 34.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 70.56% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 816796720821882
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7662535546
Imports of Services (million USD) 373355219229246
Exports of Services (million USD) 690740295287574

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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