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Cape Verde PEOPLE 2013
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Nationality:
noun: Cape Verdean(s)
adjective: Cape Verdean

Ethnic groups:
Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%

Languages:
Portuguese (official), Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

Religions:
Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs), Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)

Population:
523,568 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 31.9% (male 83,897/female 83,057)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 22.1% (male 57,817/female 57,851)
25-54 years: 36.6% (male 92,560/female 99,129)
55-64 years: 4.1% (male 8,795/female 12,479)
65 years and over: 5.3% (male 10,539/female 17,444) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 23.1 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 22.3 years
female: 23.9 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.428% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
21.21 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 80
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.28 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 156
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 145
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 61% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 2.4% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
PRAIA (capital) 125,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
79 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 83
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 26.02 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 77
male: 29.77 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 22.16 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 71 years
country comparison to the world: 144
male: 68.78 years
female: 73.27 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.44 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 86
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
3.9% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 165
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.572 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
2.07 beds/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 65% of population
rural: 38% of population
total: 54% of population
unimproved:
urban: 35% of population
rural: 62% of population
total: 46% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.04% (2001 est.)
country comparison to the world: 163
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
775 (2001)
country comparison to the world: 147
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
225 (as of 2001)
country comparison to the world: 100
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
5.9% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 32
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.3%
male: 89.3%
female: 79.4% (2010 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2009)


NOTE: The information regarding Cape Verde on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cape Verde PEOPLE 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cape Verde PEOPLE 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.



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