Cape Verde

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  • President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca (2011)
  • Prime Minister: José Maria Neves (2001)
  • Total area: 1,556 sq mi (4,030 sq km)
  • Population (2014 est.): 538,535 (growth rate: 1.39%); birth rate: 20.72/1000; infant mortality rate: 24.28/1000; life expectancy: 71.57
  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Praia, 132,000
  • Other large city: Mindelo, 66,100
  • Monetary unit: Cape Verdean escudo
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