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Cape Verde

Cape Verde Background Stats

Date:

1462 AD

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Notes Settlers from Portugal. 2014
First human settlement > Place Cidade Velha 2014
Full name Republic of Cabo Verde 2013
Independence day date July 5 1975
Land border length 0.0 2014 184th out of 200
National anthems C\u00e2ntico da Liberdade ( Song of Freedom ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories The Gambia (M) Mauritania (M) Senegal (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3 2014 69th out of 171
Overview

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.

The former Portuguese colony comprises 10 islands and five islets, all but three of which are mountainous.

During the 20th century severe droughts caused the deaths of 200,000 people and prompted heavy emigration. Today, more people with origins in Cape Verde live outside the country than inside it. The money that they send home brings in much-needed foreign currency.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Cape Verde Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Cape-Verde/Background

Cape Verde Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3