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Cape Verde Overview
Cape Verde, the international use Cabo Verde [ ka u vεrde], officially Portuguese República de Cabo Verde, German Republic Cabo Verde island country on the Cape Verde Islands (Cape Verde) off the west coast of Africa, with (2019) 549 940 residents; The capital is Praia.
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- Official name: Republic of Cape Verde
- License plate: CV
- ISO-3166: CV, CPV (132)
- Internet domain:.cv
- Currency: 1 Cape Verde Escudo (KEsc) = 100 Centavos
- Area: 4030 km²
- Population (2019): 549 940
- Capital: Praia
- Official language (s): Portuguese
- Form of government: Parliamentary republic
- Administrative division: 22 districts
- Head of State: President Jorge Carlos Fonseca (since 9.9.2011)
- Head of Government: Ulisses Correia e Silva (since April 22, 2016)
- Religion (s) (2010): Christians (77% Catholics, 5% Protestants, 3% other Christians), 11% non-denominational, 2% Muslim, 2% other / n / a
- Time zone: Central European Time -2 hours
- National holiday: July 5th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): West Africa
- Location (coordinates): between 14 ° 48 ‘and 17 ° 12’ north latitude and 22 ° 40 ‘and 25 ° 22’ west longitude
- Climate: dry, hot, subtropical climate
- Highest mountain: Pico de Fogo (2,829 m)
- Road network (2013): 932 km (paved), 418 km (unpaved)
- Annual population growth (2020): 1.3%
- Birth rate (2020): 19.1 per 1000 residents.
- Death rate (2020): 5.9 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 26.8 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 73.2 years (men 70.8; women 75.6)
- Age structure (2020): 28% younger than 15 years, 5.5% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2015): 86.8%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 112 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 57 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 3,599
- Total GDP (2019): $ 2.013 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 3,630
- Education expenditure (2017): 5.2% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 0.5% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 12.2%
The island state is administratively divided into 22 districts (concelhos).
After independence, Portuguese law was initially largely adopted and later modified and supplemented by its own legislation. – In addition to a Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal de Justiça) and a Constitutional Court (Tribunal de Constituição; since 1999), courts of first instance, courts for fiscal and customs matters, a military court and an audit office with court status are mandatory; Furthermore, it is stipulated that a simple law can create courts of second instance, administrative courts, arbitration courts and lower courts below the level of the courts of first instance. In addition, specialized courts can be set up for the first instance. The death penalty was abolished in 1981.
Education was the government’s top priority in its development program, but there is still a shortage of trained teachers. There is a general, fee-free schooling from 6 to 14 years of age. The six-year primary level is followed by the six-year secondary level, which is divided into three two-year cycles. Building on the first cycle, it is also possible to visit a technical. The tertiary education sector is poorly developed; the first state university opened in Praia in 2006. There are also three teacher training colleges and a trade school.
The freedom of the press protected by the constitution is largely observed; the most important media are state-owned.
Press: There is no daily newspaper. The largest weekly newspapers are “Expresso das Ilhas”, “Jornal Horizonte”, “Jornal O Cidadão” and “A Semana”.
News agency: “Inforpress” (state).
Broadcasting: Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana (RTC) is the state broadcaster: “Rádio de Cabo Verde” (RCV, two programs) broadcasts nationwide in Portuguese and Creole. Televisão de Cabo Verde (TCV, a program) works among other things. together with Portuguese television. The Portuguese-language »RTP África« and French radio stations are also received. Private radio stations include “Praia FM”, “Rádio Morabeza” and “Radio Nova” (Catholic).
According to the constitution of September 25, 1992 (amended several times), Cape Verde is a parliamentary republic with a multi-party system. The President, who is directly elected for a period of five years, acts as head of state with largely representative tasks (one-time re-election permitted). The legislative body is the National Assembly (72 members, elected for 5 years). The executive power rests with the government, chaired by the prime minister elected by parliament.
In 1990 a plural party system was introduced in which v. a. the Movimento para a Democracia (MpD, German Movement for Democracy; founded 1990, Christian Democratic), the Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde (PAICV, German African Independence Party for Cape Verde; founded 1956, until 1990 unity party, socialist) and the União Caboverdiana Independente e Democrática (UCID; German Independent and Democratic Cape Verdean Union; founded in 1974 in exile, Christian-liberal) emerge.
There is the Christian Democrat-oriented Confederação Caboverdiana dos Sindicatos Livres (CCSL) and the socialist União Nacional dos Trabalhadores de Cabo Verde – Central Sindical (UNTC-CS).
The conscription army with a total of 1200 men consists essentially of two light infantry battalions and one coast guard and one air force element each.