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Cape Verde


BASIC FACTS

 

Area 4,030 Km2
Population 0.506 Millions
HDI Rank 132 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Praia
Demographic distribution Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%
Spoken languages
Religious beliefs Christianity (mainly Roman Catholicism).
Political regime African Party for Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV, the governing party); Movement for Democracy (MPD) Democratic Alliance for Change (ADM, a coalition of PCD, PTS, and UCID); Democratic Renovation Party (PRD); Party for Democratic Convergence (PCD).
Head of State Jorge Carlos Fonseca (President), José Maria Neves (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations African Union (AU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), CPLP (Organisation of Portuguese Speaking Countries), African Countries with Portuguese as the Official Language (PALOP).
Investment Promotion Agency Cabo Verde Investimentos
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook