Republic Of 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)