(Formerly: REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE) (WIPO code: CV) (latest review April 2021)

by RCF – Protecting Innovation, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal

General Information

Area

4,033 sq. km.

Population

583,260 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Praia.

Language

Portuguese.

Currency

Escudo de Cabo Verde (EVC).

Agriculture

Bananas, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, peanuts, fish.

Industries

Food and beverages, fish processing, shoes and garments, salt mining, ship repair.

Main exports

Fuel, shoes, garments, fish, hides.

Imports

(estimated 2017): U.S.$ 836.1 million.

Exports

(estimated 2017): U.S.$ 189 million.

General Remarks

This former Portuguese colony became independent on July 5, 1975.