Also called Cabo Verde, Cape Verde takes its name from Africa's westernmost cape. This archipelagic nation is in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is composed of ten islands, only one of which is uninhabited and several islets. Praia, Cape Verde's capital and largest city, is on the island of Santiago.
Cape Verde's estimated population as of 2020 is 557,400. Its official language is Portuguese, while Cape Verdean Creole is recognized as a national language. Foreign investment tourism is a significant contributor to the national economy. It enjoys a reputation as one of Africa's most democratic and developed countries.