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Republic Of Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Capital city: Praia, Sao Tiago Island (International airport and seaport)

Area: 4033 square km

National day: 5 July

Independence: 5th July 1975. Former Portuguese colony.

Population: 440000 as at the year 2000

Leader: Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro, born 1944. President as at the year 1991.

Languages: Portuguese (official) Portuguese Creole.

Currency: Cape Verde escudos (CVE)

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