Cape Verde



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Cape Verde People 2008


Population: 426,998 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 36.1% (male 77,533/female 76,489) 15-64 years: 57.4% (male 120,208/female 125,009) 65 years and over: 6.5% (male 10,226/female 17,533) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 20.6 years male: 19.9 years female: 21.5 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.595% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 23.95 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 6.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -11.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.58 male(s)/female total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 42.55 deaths/1,000 live births male: 48.66 deaths/1,000 live births female: 36.25 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 71.33 years male: 67.99 years female: 74.76 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.17 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.035% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 775 (2001)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 225 (as of 2001)
Nationality: noun: Cape Verdean(s) adjective: Cape Verdean
Ethnic groups: Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs), Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)
Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 76.6% male: 85.8% female: 69.2% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 12 years male: 11 years female: 12 years (2006)
Education expenditures: 6.3% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The information regarding Cape Verde on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cape Verde People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cape Verde People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.