Cape Verde

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República de Cabo Verde
Republic of Cape Verde
Anthem: Cântico da Liberdade
Capital [[has capital::Praia]]
14°55′N 23°31′W
Largest city Praia
Official language(s) Portuguese (official) and nine Portuguese Creoles
Government Republic
Area  
 - Total 4,033 km²
4,033,000,000 m²
40,330 ha
1,557.15 miles²
 (173rd)
  1,557 sq mi 
 - Water (%) 0
Population  
 - July 2005 est. 507,000 (countries by population|164th)
 - Density 101/km² (79th)
262/sq mi 
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 - Total $2.99 billion (171st)
 - Per capita $5,858 (96th)
HDI (2003) 0.721 (105th) – medium
Currency [[Uses currency::Cape Verdean escudo]] (CVE)
Time zone zone (UTC-1)
Internet TLD [[Has internet TLD::.cv]]
Calling code +238
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The Republic of Cape Verde or Cape Verde (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pron. IPA /'ka.bu 'veɾ.d(ɨ)/) is a republic located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; they subsequently became a trading centre for African slaves. Most Cape Verdeans descend from both groups.

"Cape Verde" is named for Cap-Vert (meaning Green Cape), now in Senegal, the westernmost point of continental Africa.