Cape Verde
Republica de Cabo Verde

Capital
Praia

Area
1,557 sq mi
4,033 sq km


Population
412,137 est 2003

Largest city
Praia
pop. 99,400


Languages
Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

Peoples
Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%

Religion
Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs); Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)

Life Expectancy
total population: 70.14 years
male: 66.83 years
female: 73.54 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: 69.2% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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