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Cabo Verde

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Capital:
Praia
Government:
Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Economy:
  • Service oriented with commerce, transport, tourism and public services accounting for about 75% of GDP.
  • Because of a lack of natural resources, Cabo Verde imports about 82% of its food.
Population:
Land Size:
4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Creole (mulatto): 71%
  • African: 28%
  • European: 1%
Religions:
  • Roman Catholicism (infused with indigenous beliefs)
  • Protestantism (mostly Church of the Nazarene)
Languages(s):
  • Portuguese (official)
  • Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)