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Republic of Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde
   Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean made up of 10 major islands, about 500 km from the coasts of Senegal and Mauritania. The Cape Verde islands are of volcanic origin and therefore are often rich in cliffs and jagged; the climate is mild and without great annual variations, but with little rainfall, consequently the flora is very poor.
Government type Semi-presidential republic
Area 4,033 km² (1,557 sq mi)
Population 491,000 inh. (2021 census)
Population density 122 inh/km² (315 inh/mi²)
Capital Praia (141,000 pop.)
Currency Cape Verdean escudo
Human development index 0.665 (126th place)
Languages Portuguese (official), Creole
Life expectancy M 69 years, F 76 years
Location in Africa

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Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF CAPE VERDE


Largest cities
Praia 141,000 pop.
Mindelo 70,800 pop.
Highest mountains
Pico do Fogo 2,829 m (9,281 ft)
Largest islands
Santiago 991 km² (383 sq mi)
Santo Antão 779 km² (301 sq mi)
Boa Vista 620 km² (239 sq mi)
Fogo 476 km² (184 sq mi)
São Nicolau 343 km² (132 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF CAPE VERDE

   Cape Verde is administratively divided into 22 municipalities, with some islands being made up of multiple municipalities, while others have only one; Boa Vista and Porto Novo, on the island of Santo Antão, are the largest and only ones with an area exceeding 500 square kilometers.



Praia