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Santa María Dock, Santa María, Cabo Verde
Santa María Dock, Santa María, Cabo Verde

Santa María Dock

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean, consisting of ten volcanic islands with a combined land area of about 4,033 square kilometres.
Photo by Álvaro Ibáñez





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Capital: Praia

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

Government: Republic of Cabo Verde

Currency: Cabo Verdean escudos (CVE)

Area: 4,033 sq km

Population: 589,451 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Portuguese (official), Krioulo (a Portuguese-based Creole language with two main dialects spoken in Cabo Verde and in the Cabo Verdean diaspora worldwide)

Religion: Roman Catholic 77.3%, Protestant 4.6% (includes Church of the Nazarene 1.7%, Adventist 1.5%, Assembly of God 0.9%, Universal Kingdom of God 0.4%, and God and Love 0.1%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Christian Rationalism 1.9%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, and New Apostolic 0.5%), Muslim 1.8%, other 1.3%, none 10.8%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-1

Tel Code: +238

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