map of Cape Verde; source: WR CAPE VERDE [Cabo Verde]

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Cabo Verde
country code ISO: CV [CPV] //; - FIPS: CV
location: in the Atlantic Ocean, off the tip of W Africa
time zone: -1 UT
surface (land) area: 4030 sq.km = 1556 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 17° N / South: 15° N / East: 22° W / West: 26° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean
climate: subtropical, very dry
Government
independent since: 1975-07-05
type of government: republic
capital: Praia
administrative division: ilha (11) with a further division into districts (16)
Population
population according to the latest census: (2000): 434,812
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2001: 440,000 //; or: 2002: 458,000
population density: 109 per sq.km = 283 per sq.mi
population growth: 2,8% //; - doubling time: 19 years
birth rate: 29 - 41 per 1000
death rate: 7 per 1000
fertility rate: 4 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): 38 - 50 per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 29 - 37 per 1000
life expectancy: 69 years (male: 66-67; female: 72-73)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 45% //; - 15-59 years: 49% //; - 60+ years: 6%
urbanisation: 62% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Mixed [Creole, Mulatto] 71%; Black 28%; White 1%
languages: Portuguese, Crioulo
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 96%; Protestant 4%
Health
daily food intake: 3099 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 51% [FW 2000: 74%]
people per physician: 5800 - 5882
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 52% [FW 2001: 100%]
school enrolment: secondary education: 5% [FW 2001: 53%]
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 1%
adult literacy: 65% (male: 83%; female: 47%) [PG total: 53% ; later found figure for total: 72%; [FW 2000 m: 85% ; f: 66%]]
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Escudo Caboverdiano (KEsc) = 100 centavos
annual inflation rate: 2 - 5%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 1500 per capita
GNI USD 1250 - 1330 per capita //; - [ppp: 4760 - 4920]
GDP growth: 3%
income: USD 750 - 960 per capita
import: USD 210 per capita //; - export: USD 5 per capita
trade: USD 331 per capita //; - or 60% of GDP
trade partners: PT DZ IT NL JP SE BR ES GE FR GB CH
human development index: 0,708 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 91
female labour force: 39%
unemployment: 24 - 25%
tourism: 0,07 - 0,15 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 10% //; - grass land: 6% //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: 75%
agriculture: labour force: 52% [FW 2002: 22%; PG 1996: 31%] //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 14% [FW 2002: 11%]
agricultural products: maize, coffee, sugar, fruit, beans, fish, bananas, sweet potatoes
livestock (1000s): asses: 11 / cattle: 22 / goats: 110 - 112 / horses: / pigs: 186-640 / poultry: 480 / sheep: 9
fish catch: 10371 - 10821 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 23% [PG: 6%] //; - part of industry in GDP: 25% [FW 2002: 17%]
industrial products: food processing (food, beverages, fish), shoes, garments
mining products: salt, limestone, pozzolana
CO2 emission per capita: 0,3
services: labour force: 25% [PG: 63%] //; - part of services in GDP: 61% [FW 2002: 72%]
energy use (kg per capita): 307
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 1100, or: 250 km //; - of which paved: 78% [858] //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 5 - 31 per 1000 // international license plate: CV
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 55 - 143 per 1000 // international dialling code: +238
ownership radio receivers: 135 - 183 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 3 - 45 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office: 6930
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Cano 2829 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): none
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
sometimes the droughts last for years at a time
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA DK EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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