Where is Cape Verde?

Located in Western Africa, Cape Verde is an island nation. It has a 965.00 km coastline. The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Cape Verde is an African country covering 4,033.00 km2. This makes it the 30th smallest country in the world and slightly larger than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 16 00 N, 24 00 W and Praia is the capital city.

The name comes from the Cap-Vert on the Senegalese coast, the westernmost point of Africa.

Its ISO code is CV.


Cape Verde has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with warm, dry summers filled with sporadic precipitation. Its terrain is steep, rugged, rocky, and volcanic.


Cape Verde has a population of 553,432 making it the 172nd largest in the world. The country's population is not distributed evenly throughout its islands; the southerly islands are the most heavily populated.

Portuguese is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are Creole and African. The population is mostly Roman Catholic with a Protestant minority.

The dialing code for the country is 238.


Cape Verde is an independent country. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Cape Verde's GDP is $3,583,000,000.00 (USD) with $6,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 179th largest economy and its citizens the 152nd richest in the world. The currency of Cape Verde is the Escudo (CVE).

Its major export partner is Australia. Its main exports are fuel, shoes, garments, fish, and hides. Its major import partners are Portugal, Australia, and the Netherlands. Its major imports include foodstuffs, industrial products, and transport equipment.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017