Cabo Verde: Basic data

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Economist Intelligence Unit
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Summary, Basic Data, Economy, Background
Political Geography
Cabo Verde

Land area

4,033 sq km

Population

556,000 (2020, UN estimate)

Main towns

Population (2013, World Gazetteer estimates)

Praia (capital): 151,436

Mindelo (São Vicente island): 72,669

Santa Maria (Sal island): 28,003

Assomada (Santiago island): 13,956

Climate

Dry and tropical; rainfall is erratic, and there are long periods without rain; average temperature 20-27°C

Languages

Portuguese, Crioulo

Measures

Metric system

Currency

Cabo Verde escudo (CVEsc) = 100 centavos; in July 1998 the Cabo Verde escudo was pegged to the Portuguese escudo at a rate of CVEsc0.55:Esc1; the peg was transferred to the euro in January 2002 at a rate of CVEsc110.27:EUR1. The local currency averaged CVEsc98.50:US$1 in 2019

Time

1 hour behind GMT

Public holidays

January 1st; Democracy Day (January 13th); Heroes' Day (January 20th); Labour Day (May 1st); Youth Day (June 1st); Independence Day (July 5th); Assumption Day (August 15th); All Saints' Day (November 1st); December 25th


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