Cape Verde REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE

International Treaties
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Lack of natural resources

Currency
Cape Verdean escudo

Dialing Code
238

Internet Domain
.cv

Cape Verde
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Mandatory between the ages of 6 and 14 years and free for children ages 6 to 12

Employment Majority
Mostly agruculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Fuel, shoes, garments, fish, hides

Main Imports
Foodstuffs, industrial products, transport equipment, fuels

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

CULTURE

Languages
Portoguese

Population
570 000 (2010 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Roman Catholic

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Praia

Climate
Pleasantly tropical with year round average temperatures between 26° and 30° C

Neighbouring Countries
An island off the coast of Western Africa

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