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A series of small islands that were inhabited by the Portuguese during the 15th century. Cabo Verde gained independence from Portugal in 1975, and has been a democratic nation since. Periodic draughts over the years have caused a high degree of immigration throughout the years, leaving Cabo Verde with a high portion of emigrants versus native citizens.

  • Country Profile
    • Land Mass/Major Cities – Small islands off the coast of Western Africa. Its capital city is Praia.
    • Languages – Portuguese (official), Crioulo
  • Business Activity
    • Agriculture – Bananas, beans, coffee, corn, fish, peanuts, sugarcane, and sweet potatoes
    • Industries – Beverages, fish processing, foodstuffs, salt mining, ship repair, and shoes and garments
    • Natural Resources – Basalt, clay, fish, gypsum, kaolin, limestone, and salt
    • Exports – Fish, fuel (re-exports), garments, hides, and shoes
    • Imports – Foodstuffs, fuels, industrial products, and transport equipment
    • Major Trading Partners – Australia, China, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain

Source: CIA. (2017). The World Factbook: Cabo Verde. CIA. Retrieved from: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html

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