(REPUBLIC OF CABO VERDE)

(Formerly: REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE)

(WIPO code: CV) (last revised April 2022)

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

General Information

Area

4,033 sq. km.

Population

589,451 (estimated July 2021).

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

(2020): U.S.$ 1.02 billion.

Exports

(2020): U.S.$ 420 million.

General Remarks

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