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Republic of Cabo Verde

República de Cabo Verde (Portuguese)
Repúblika di Kabu Verdi (Cape Verdean Creole)
  • Unidade, Trabalho, Progresso  (Portuguese)
  • (English: "Unity, Work, Progress")
Anthem: Cântico da Liberdade  (Portuguese)
(English: "Chant of Freedom")
Cape Verde (orthographic projection).svg
Location Cape Verde AU Africa.svg
and largest city
14°55′N 23°31′W / 14.917°N 23.517°W / 14.917; -23.517
Official languagesPortuguese[1]
Recognised national languagesCape Verdean Creole[1]
Demonym(s)Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean[3]
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic[4]
• President
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Ulisses Correia e Silva
LegislatureNational Assembly
• Independence from Portugal
5 July 1975
• Total
4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi) (166th)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
543,767[5][6] (172nd)
• Density
123.7/km2 (320.4/sq mi) (89th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$4.323 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$2.042 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 42.4[8]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.665[9]
medium · 126th
CurrencyCape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Time zoneUTC–1 (CVT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC–1 (not observed)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+238
ISO 3166 codeCV
Internet TLD.cv

Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean, consisting of ten volcanic islands with a combined land area of about 4,033 square kilometres (1,557 sq mi). These islands lie between 600 to 850 kilometres west of Cap-Vert situated at the westernmost point of continental Africa. The Cape Verde islands form part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles.