Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa.Poor in natural resources, prone to drought and with little arable land, the Cape Verde islands have won a reputation for achieving political and economic stability.
Source: World Statistics Pocket Book - United Nations  
                                                                                                    Summary Statistics
Full NameThe Republic of Cape Verde
RegionWestern Africa
Surface Area4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Population505,000 (UN, 2012)
Major LanguagesPortuguese, Crioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)
Major ReligionChristianity
CurrencyCape Verde Escudo (CVE) 
Main ExportsShoes, clothes, fish, bananas, hides, pozzolana (volcanic rock, used to make cement)
International Dialing Code+238
                                                                                                    Economic Indicators
GDP (Million Current US $)20111,889
GDP – Growth Rate at Constant 2005 prices (Annual %)20115.0
GDP per Capita (Current US $)20113,773.0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (% of GDP)201145.5
BOP – Current Account (Million US $)2011-288
CPI (2000 = 100)2011133
Labor force participation, adult female pop. (%)201150.8
Labor force participation, adult male pop. (%)201183.3
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants)201132.0
Exports (Million US$)201168.9
Imports (Million US$)2011961.3
Major trading partners (% of exports)2011Spain (66.6), Portugal (15.7), Germany (8.4)
Major trading partners (% of imports)2011Portugal (39.1), Netherlands (15.6), Spain (10.0)
                                                                                                    Social Indicators
Population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20151.0
Urban population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20152.1
Rural population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-2015-1.1
Urban population (%) 201263.4
Life expectancy at birth (Females and Males, years) 2010-201577.7/70.5
Infant mortality rate (Per 1 000 live births) 2010-201518.5
Fertility rate, total (Live births per woman) 2010-20152.3
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-20125.6
Threatened species 201247
Forested area (% of land area) 201021.0
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009315/0.7