Cape Verde Area Code

+238 is the dialing code for Cape Verde.

Cape Verde is a democratically controlled republic. Stability has made this island nation off the west coast of Africa one of the region’s most developed countries. The residents have a relatively high standard of living, thanks to foreign aid and income from tourism and fishing. However, many cutting values ​​still live abroad. It is the result of a history of extensive emigration due to long periods of drought and famine.

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Geography and climate

Cape Verde Area Code

Cape Verde is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 50 miles outside Senegal on the west coast of Africa. The country consists of 15 islands with a total land area of ​​Gästrikland size. Only nine of the islands are populated. The capital Praia is located on the largest island, São Tiago. Other major islands are Santo Antão, Boa Vista, Fogo and São Nicolau.

Cape Verde is mountainous and rocky. All the islands – except the low-lying Sal, Boa Vista and Maio in the east – rise up steeply and high out of the Atlantic. The landscape is deeply scarred by volcanic activity and soil erosion (erosion). On Fogo lies the active volcano Pico do Cano, whose peak at 2,829 meters above sea level is the highest point in the country.

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The vegetation is sparse. Only here and there is the barren landscape broken by green areas, usually banana cultivations or oases.

Cape Verde is divided into two geographical regions: northern Barlavento and southern Sotavento. The division is based on the region’s position in relation to the northeast winds that almost always blow over the archipelago.

Country Facts


Cultivated land 18.6 %
Land area 4033 km 2

Population and health

Population development 1.36 m
Urban population (Urbanization) 65.5 %
Death rate 6.11 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 74.19 years
Life expectancy: Men 69.58 years
Birth rate 20.33 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.646
Population 545993
Infant mortality 23.45 deaths / 1000 births

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Electricity, production 307 million kWh
Energy consumption per resident 214 kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons


Internet users 39.7 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 114 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 101 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 12% of the workforce
GDP 6500 per resident
Primary occupations %
Secondary profession %
Tertiary professions %

Cape Verde is located in the arid Sahel region and periodically suffers severe drought. Rain usually falls only for two or three months a year. Between 1968 and 1984 the rainfall almost completely disappeared.

The surrounding sea gives the country a consistent temperature year round; as low as an average of 22 degrees in February, as high as 27 degrees in September.

The northeast passage dominates with northeast winds all year round. At the beginning of the year, winds often bring sand and dust from the Sahara.



4,033 km2 (2018)


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Adjacent country (s)

as an island republic lacking Cape Verde neighboring countries

Capital with number of residents

Praia 132,000

Other major cities

Mindelo 77 500 (Estimated 2010)

Highest mountain

Pico do Cano (2,829 m asl)

Average Precipitation/month

Hall 10 mm (April-June), 34 mm (Sept)


Sal 21 °C (Feb), 27 °C (Sept)



Outbreak of dengue fever

An outbreak of tropical fever dengue leads to the introduction of emergency permits throughout the country. When the spread is at its worst, over a thousand people get sick every day. The entire population is mobilized, together with police and military, to eradicate the mosquitoes that spread the disease. Staff from the World Health Organization WHO arrive to assist in the work. It is the first known dengue epidemic in Cape Verde.


Visit by US Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton makes a trip to seven African countries, including Cape Verde.