Cape Verde(vɜːd) is a group of islands, west of Senegal, located 16 00 N, 24 00 W. The islands has a total area of 4,033 sq km. The capital is Praia on the island of Sao Tiago. Portuguese is the official, but criolo is the
The population is 508,659, with a life expectancy of 70.41 years. The ethnic breakdown is 71% Creole , 28% African, and 1% European. The island is 88.1% Roman Catholic, 3.3% Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene), 3.7% other Christian, 2.8% Muslim, 2.1% other. The literacy rate is 85.8% male and 69.2% female.
CIA Factbook, Cape Verde