Cape Verde

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Republic o Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde
Anthem: Cântico da Liberdade  (Portuguese)
Chant o Freedom
Location o  Cape Verde  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Cape Verde  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

and largest city
14°55′N 23°31′W / 14.917°N 23.517°W / 14.917; -23.517
Offeecial leids Portuguese
Recognised naitional languages Cape Verdean Creole
Demonym Cabo Verdean[1]
Govrenment Unitar semi-presidential republic[2]
• Preses
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Ulisses Correia e Silva
Legislatur National Assembly
• frae Portugal
5 Julie 1975
• Total
4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi) (172nt)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
525,000 (167t)
• Density
123.7/km2 (320.4/sq mi) (89t)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$3.649 billion[3]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Tot
$1.747 billion[3]
• Per capita
Gini (2008) 47.2[4]
HDI (2015) Increase 0.646[5]
medium · 122nt
Currency Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Time zone UTC-1 (CVT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC-1 (no observit)
Drivin side richt
Cawin code +238
ISO 3166 code CV
Internet TLD .cv

Cape Verde /ˌkp ˈvɜːrd/ (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced: [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), offeecially the Republic o Cabo Verde,[6] is an island kintra, spannin an archipelago o 10 islands locatit in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres aff the coast o Wastren Africae. The islands, kiverin a combined aurie o slichtly ower 4,000 square kilometre (1,500 sq mi), are o volcanic origin an while three o them (Sal, Boa Vista an Maio) are fairly flat, sandy an dry, the remainin anes are generally rockier an haes mair vegetation. Acause o the infrequent occurrence o rainfaa, the oweraw landscape isnae parteecularly green, in maugre o whit the kintra's name suggests (verde is Portuguese for "green"). The name o the kintra stems insteid frae the naurhaun Cap Vert, on the Senegalese coast.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. John Kerry (July 8, 2014). "On the Occasion of the Republic of Cabo Verde's National Day". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved July 11, 2014. On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to Cabo Verdeans as you celebrate 39 years of independence on July 5. 
  2. Neto, Octávio Amorim; Lobo, Marina Costa (2010). "Between Constitutional Diffusion and Local Politics: Semi-Presidentialism in Portuguese-Speaking Countries". Social Science Research Network. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Burundi". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  6. Tanya Basu (12 December 2013). "Cape Verde Gets New Name: 5 Things to Know About How Maps Change". National Geographic. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  7. Lobban, p. 4.