Overview of Cape Verde

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Officially name: Republic of Cape Verde

Capital: Praia

Largest city: Praia

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Parliamentary republic

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Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.


Total 4,033 km2 (172nd)
Water (%) negligible


2010 estimate 567,000 (165th)
Density 125.5/km2 (79th)
325.0/sq mi

Currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)

Time zone

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-1)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .cv

Calling code: +238