Special Notice

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Cape Verde based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

In addition, all islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a “state of calamity” until further notice. Ilha Brava remains in a “state of contingency”.

Introduction

Summary

Cabo Verde consists of 10 main islands situated about 600km off the Senegalese coast (West Africa).

Cities

Capital: Praia

Population

549,935

International Country Code

CV

Language(s)

Portuguese, Crioulo and some English and French.

Weights and Measures

Metric

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 238

Time

1 hour behind GMT.

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