|Currency||Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)|
|Area||4,033 sq km|
|Population||420,979 (July 2006 est.)|
|Religion||Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs); Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)|
|Electricity||220V/50Hz (European plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC -1|
Cape Verde (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, Kriolu: Kabu Verdi) is a country in West Africa. It comprises a group of islands of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. It is part of the region of Islands collectively known as Macaronesia.