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About Cabo Verde in detail
Where is Cabo Verde?
Cabo Verde, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 14 55 N 23 31 W otherwise in Africa, in Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal.
What is the capital of Cabo Verde?
The capital city of Cabo Verde is: Praia.
What is the time in Praia?
It is 4 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Praia is: UTC-1.
What is the Internet code for Cabo Verde?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Cabo Verde is: .cv
What is the size of Cabo Verde?
The territory of Cabo Verde is total: 4,033 sq km; land: 4,033 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Cabo Verde is slightly larger than Rhode Island.
If we would like to walk around and discover Cabo Verde, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Cabo Verde?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Cabo Verde is covered by water (see below), and this includes 965 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Cabo Verde?
The climate of Cabo Verde is temperate: warm, dry summer: precipitation meager and erratic.
Geographical data of Cabo Verde
The elevation of Cabo Verde; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mt. Fogo 2,829 m.
The typical geographical details of Cabo Verde include steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Cabo Verde is strategic location 500 km from west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.
Resources and land use of Cabo Verde
The country’s main mined products are salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 18.6%; arable land 11.7%; permanent crops 0.7%; permanent pasture 6.2%; forest: 21%; other: 60.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Cabo Verde
The number of inhabitants of Cabo Verde is 553,432 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that Among the nine inhabited islands, population distribution is variable. Islands in the east are very dry and are only sparsely settled to exploit their extensive salt deposits. The more southerly islands receive more precipitation and support larger populations, but agriculture and livestock grazing have damaged the soil fertility and vegetation..
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 65.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Cabo Verde is concentrated in PRAIA (capital) 145,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Cabo Verde
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%.
Spoken languages in Cabo Verde
The spoken languages in Cabo Verde are the following: Portuguese (official language), Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words).
What are the most important religions in Cabo Verde?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 77.3%, Protestant 4.6% (includes Church of the Nazarene 1.7%, Adventist 1.5%, Assembly of God 0.9%, Universal Kingdom of God 0.4%, and God and Love 0.1%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Christian Rationalism 1.9%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, and New Apostolic 0.5%), Muslim 1.8%, other 1.3%, none 10.8%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Cabo Verde
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 29.6% (male 82,359 / female 81,448) 15-24 years: 20.56% (male 56,885 / female 56,882) 25-54 years: 39.2% (male 105,383 / female 111,535) 55-64 years: 5.53% (male 13,131 / female 17,479) 65 years and over: 5.12% (male 10,722 / female 17,608) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Cabo Verde is 1.35% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Cabo Verde the birth rate is 20.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Cabo Verde the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Cabo Verde, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Cabo Verde are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Cabo Verde
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Cabo Verde’s economy is vulnerable to external shocks and depends on development aid, foreign investment, remittances, and tourism. The economy is service-oriented with commerce, transport, tourism, and public services accounting for about three-fourths oAlthough about 40% of the population lives in rural areas, the share of food production in GDP is low. The island economy suffers from a poor natural resource base, including serious water shortages, exacerbated by cycles of long-term drought, and poor soEconomic reforms are aimed at developing the private sector and attracting foreign investment to diversify the economy and mitigate high unemployment. The government’s elevated debt levels have limited its capacity to finance any shortfalls..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Cabo Verde is $1.684 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Cabo Verde is 3.6% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) 1.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Cabo Verde this is $6,700 (2016 estimate) $6,600 (2015 estimate) $6,600 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Cabo Verde produces?
The main agricultural products of Cabo Verde are bananas, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, peanuts; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair.
Drinking water source in Cabo Verde
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 94% of population, rural: 87.3% of population, total: 91.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 6% of population, rural: 12.7% of population, total: 8.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Cabo Verde
In Cabo Verde the average number of childbirth is 2.26 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Cabo Verde
The average age of the population is total: 24.9 years; male: 24.1 years, female: 25.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Cabo Verde it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Cabo Verde is -0.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Cabo Verde. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Cabo Verde a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Cabo Verde
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Cabo Verde density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Cabo Verde the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Cabo Verde the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Cabo Verde is 11.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Cabo Verde? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Cabo Verde are prolonged droughts; seasonal harmattan wind produces obscuring dust; volcanically and seismically activevolcanism: Fogo (elev. 2,829 m), which last erupted in 1995, is Cabo Verde's only active volcano.
More interesting facts about Cabo Verde
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cabo Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. The fusing of European and various African cultural traditions is reflected in Cabo Verde’s Crioulo language, music, and pano textiles. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cabo Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cabo Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cabo Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents. Cabo Verde’s population descends from its first permanent inhabitants in the late 15th-century – a preponderance of West African slaves, a small share of Portuguese colonists, and even fewer Italians, Spaniards, and Portuguese Jews. The fusing of European and various African cultural traditions is reflected in Cabo Verde’s Crioulo language, music, and pano textiles. Among the nine inhabited islands, population distribution is variable. Islands in the east are very dry and are only sparsely settled to exploit their extensive salt deposits. The more southerly islands receive more precipitation and support larger populations, but agriculture and livestock grazing have damaged their soil fertility and vegetation. For centuries, the country’s overall population size has fluctuated significantly, as recurring periods of famine and epidemics have caused high death tolls and emigration..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Cabo Verde: 5 July 1975 (from Portugal).
The flag and other symbols of Cabo Verde
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, five unequal horizontal bands; the top-most band of blue - equal to one half the width of the flag - is followed by three bands of white, red, and white, each equal to 1/12 of the width, and a bottom stripe of blue equal to one quarter of the flag width; a circle of 10, yellow, five-pointed stars is centered on the red stripe and positioned 3/8 of the length of the flag from the hoist side; blue stands for the sea and the sky, the circle of stars represents the 10 major islands united into a nation, the stripes symbolize the road to formation of the country through peace (white) and effort (red).
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Cabo Verde: ten, five-pointed, yellow stars; national colors: blue, white, red, yellow.
Constitution of Cabo Verde
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Cabo Verde?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Cabo Verde is civil law system of Portugal.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Cabo Verde, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (72 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 20 March 2016 (next to be held in 2021)election results: percent of vote by party NA; seats by party - MPD 40, PAICV 29, UCID 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Cabo Verde
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Cabo Verde the labor force is 196,100 (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Cabo Verde is total: 22.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 26 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 19.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Cabo Verde is 12% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Cabo Verde, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.9% highhest 10%: 40.6% (2001).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Cabo Verde the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Cabo Verde the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.9% highhest 10%: 40.6% (2001).
About the budget and central governments debt of Cabo Verde
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Cabo Verde is; revenues: $405.7 million, expenditures: $477.4 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 24.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Cabo Verde is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Cabo Verde
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.7% (2016 estimate), 0.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Cabo Verde is: $148.2 million (2016 estimate), $149.2 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fuel (re-exports), shoes, garments, fish, hides.
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, industrial products, transport equipment, fuels, and the countries from where the import is coming: Portugal 29.9%, Australia 26.4%, Netherlands 11.2%, Spain 5.6%, China 5.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Cabo Verde
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Cabo Verde, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 23.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Cabo Verde, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Cabo Verde; effective system, extensive modernization from 1996-2000 following partial privatization in 1995domestic: major service provider is Cabo Verde Telecom; fiber-optic ring, completed in 2001, links all islands providing Internet access and ISDN services; cellular service introduced in 1998; broadband services launched in 2004international: country code - 238; landing point for the Atlantis-2 fiber-optic transatlantic telephone cable that provides links to South America, Senegal, and Europe; HF radiotelephone to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Cabo Verde
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Cabo Verde: 9 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Cabo Verde: total: 1,350 km, paved: 932 km, unpaved: 418 km (2013).
The total length of the waterways in Cabo Verde: N/A.
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Facts about Cabo Verde
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Cabo Verde, conventional short form: Cabo Verde, local long form: Republica de Cabo Verde, local short form: Cabo Verde, etymology: the name derives from Cap-Vert (Green Cape) on the Senegalese coast, the westernmost point of Africa and the nearest mainland to the islands.
|Abbrevation: Cabo Verde||Geographic coordinates:
16 00 N, 24 00 W
|Capital of Cabo Verde: Praia||GPS of the Capital:
14 55 N 23 31 W
|Position: Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal|
|Land area: total: 4,033 sq km; land: 4,033 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Rhode Island|
|Population: 553,432 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.35% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.75 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.61 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $148.2 million (2016 estimate), $149.2 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $618.1 million (2016 estimate), $630.7 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Portugal 29.9%, Australia 26.4%, Netherlands 11.2%, Spain 5.6%, China 5.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 65.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PRAIA (capital) 145,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 24.9 years; male: 24.1 years, female: 25.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 235,000. Percent of population: 43% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 58,456. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 11 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 646,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 118 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 12% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Cabo Verdean(s) adjective: Cabo Verdean||National holidays: Independence Day, 5 July (1975)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.1 years. Male: 69.8 years, female: 74.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.26 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 20.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 87.6%; male: 92.1%, female: 83.1% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system of Portugal||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair||Industrial production growth rate: 1.9% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.6% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) 1.9% (2014 estimate)|
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