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Economic indicators for Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Is a country in the continent of Africa. Consists of an archipelago of islands located to the west coast of North Africa. Was at one time a center for the slave trade. Cape Verde Islands are situated 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean, consists of two islands: Islands of the mountainous and the flat plane.

Cape Verde




=     National Anthem


capital ( DC )


Largest city

Bertgalip & 9 languages Creole

Official Language



From Portugal   7/1975


4,033 Km 2



 - Total

 (%)- Water

About 500,00 people

101/ km2


Population density

6 00,000,000 $  





 - GDP per capita

Aescudo Cape Verde (CVE


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+1 (UTC)  Summer


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Complain about the economy of the island of poverty in natural resources, including the acute shortage of water resources exacerbated by the long-term drought. Economy depends heavily on services such as trade, transport, tourism, contributes 66% of national income. Although 70% of the population living in rural areas, the share of agriculture in 2004 from 12% of national income and the most important crops "sugar cane, maize, coffee and bananas" as to those fishing 1.5%. About 82% of food must be imported. The possibility of fishing, sea and cancer often just did not fully exploit. Cape Verde annually suffer from high trade deficit, financed by foreign aid and remittances from migrants; going economic reforms towards the development of the private sector and attracting foreign investment to diversify sources of income



A majority of the population are Christians, 85% Roman Catholic, Protestant and the rest follow the different churches in addition to the presence of a small community of Muslims



Mild; dry summers, warm