Welcome To Cape Verde

  • Country Profile
  • Development Agenda

Cape Verde

Situated 500km off the coast of West Africa, the Republic of Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands, 0f which 9 are habited. Following its independence from Portugal in 1975, Cape Verde has maintained a stable representative government and is considered one of the most stable and developed countries in Africa.  Despite only 10% of its land being classified as arable and with limited natural resources, Cape Verde is experiencing rapid development, this is largely due to its vibrant tourism sector.

President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca

Capital: Praia

Population: 500,000

Religion: Christianity

Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo

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Cape Verde’s national planning is closely aligned with the United Nation’s SDG and the country is working in collaboration with all its development partners to reach the goals outlined in its vision.