Major languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)
Major religions: Christianity
Form of government: Multiparty republic
Monetary unit: 1 Cape Verdean escudo = 100 centavos
Main exports: Shoes, clothes, fish, bananas, hides, pozzolana (a volcanic rock used in making cement). The tourism industry, though small, is growing in importance.
Internet domain: .cv
Time zone: GMT-1
International dialling code: 238