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CAPE VERDE NEWS

CAPE VERDE. The Port of Africa


Cabo Verde’s main port, Porto Grande, is being converted into one of the largest deep-water ports in the West Mediterranean and West African regions

The Republic of Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa Sep 14, 2012

Infrastructure | Africa | Cape Verde


Cape Verde's educational renaissance


Before 2001, there were no universities in Cape Verde; today there are several with international agreements with other universities all over the world

Literacy rates are up and new high schools and universities have been built to keep ahead of demand in a country hungry for education opportunities. The... Sep 14, 2012

Education | Africa | Cape Verde


“Cape Verde is to become the International Services Hub”

Humberto Brito
Cape Verde Minister of Tourism, Industry and Energy

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Energy in Cape Verde points out that the country is modernizing... Oct 19, 2012



LOCATION:   

Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal

 

AREA:   

total: 4,033 sq km

 

AREA - comparative:   

slightly larger than Rhode Island

 

COASTLINE:   

965 km

 

CLIMATE:   

temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and erratic

 

TERRAIN:   

steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum

 

LANGUAGES:   

Portuguese update paises set descripcion = official; Crioulo update paises set descripcion = a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

 

POPULATION:   

523,568 update paises set descripcion = July 2012 est.)

 

POPULATION GROWTH RATE:   

1.428% update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Praia

 

LEGAL SYSTEM:   

civil law system of Portugal

 

GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):   

$1.903 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

GDP - real growth rate:   

5% update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

GDP - composition by sector:   

agriculture: 8.4%

industry: 15.7%

services: 75.9% update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

bananas, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, peanuts; fish

 

INDUSTRIES:   

food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair






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