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  • Official Name: Republic of Cape Verde
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Praia
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Fogo, Tarrafal, Maio, Mindelo, Sal, Santa Maria
  • Size: 4,033 sqkm
  • Climate: temprate
  • Terrain: steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic
  • Population: 423,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%
  • Religion: Roman catholic and protestant
  • Language: Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

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