Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityPraia
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesPortuguese
CurrencyCabo Verdean escudo, CVE
Phone Code +238
Important CitiesMindelo, São Filipe, Espargos, Pedra Badejo, Porto Novo, Tarrafal, Assomada, Ribeira Grande (Povoação), Ribeira Brava, Nova Sintra, Porto Inglês (Cidade do Maio), Sal Rei, Ponta do Sol, Santa Maria, Pombas
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-05)
GDP (nominal)USD 2.598 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking137
Primary IndustriesResources,Mineral industry,Transportation,International recognition.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsGambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal
Member of(African Union), ( Community of Portuguese Language Countries), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsAnimal Meat and Food Preperations, Fashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Toys and Games, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Edible Oils & Seeds, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Household Items & Products, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Silk & Textiles, Live Animals and Animal Products
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Ceramic Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.042 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.832 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.79 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with India
Major Exports to IndiaLive Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Ceramic Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Arms and Ammunitions, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Household Items & Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 4.43 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 4.51 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 0.08 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for Cabo VerdeHonorary Consulate General of India (under Embassy of India in Senegal)
H.E. Ms Helena Delgado
Honorary Consul
Avenida Cidade Lisboa, Edificio Àguia R/C, Chã de Areia – Cidade da Praia, Ilha de Santiago, Cape Verde, C. P. 263/C
(+238) 2626281

Embassy of India
H.E. Dinkar Asthana
Honourable Ambassador
5 Avenue Carde,BP 398, Dakar,Senegal

00-221-338495875 , 00-221-338495875

Embassy Details of Cabo Verde in IndiaCabo Verde
Honorary Consulate General of Cabo Verde in New Delhi
H.E. Dr. Sanjay K. Dewan
Honorary Consul General
6/24, 1st FloorShanti NiketanNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2411 4292/93 (O)