Cape Verde profile   2012-01-11 16:45:31            

Full name: The Republic of Cape Verde

Population: 501,000 (UN, 2011)

Capital: Praia

Area: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)

Major languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)

Major religions: Christianity

Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 Cape Verdean escudo = 100 centavos

Main exports: Shoes, clothes, fish, bananas, hides, pozzolana (volcanic rock, used to make cement)

GNI per capita: US $3,270 (World Bank, 2010)

Editor: Mo Hong'e
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