The population of Cape Verde in 2017 was 551,000 people, with the majority of the population living in urban areas. The economy of Cape Verde is largely based on services, with a GDP of $2.3 billion and a relatively low per capita income. Cape Verde is a member of the United Nations, African Union (AU), Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It has close ties to many countries throughout Africa as well as Portugal. In terms of politics, Cape Verde is a unitary semi-presidential republic with President Jorge Carlos Fonseca as its head of state. The Prime Minister is Ulisses Correia e Silva who leads the Movement for Democracy Party which has been in power since 2016. See militarynous for Cape Verde military and defense.
Cape Verde. In September, the director general of the country’s tourism industry said that Cape Verde aims to attract more than 3 million visitors annually by 2030. In order for this to become a reality, according to the Director-General, transport costs must be lowered, infrastructure and security improved and supply becomes larger and more varied. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for frequently used acronyms and abbreviations related to as well as country profile of Cape Verde.
According to Countryaah.com, a step in that direction was taken in March when the country’s first casino opened on the already popular tourist island of Sal. From June it has also been possible to fly between Cape Verde and the Azores. As there are flights to the Portuguese archipelago from the USA and Europe, it became easier for foreign tourists to get to Cape Verde. In the first half of 2017, nearly 350,000 tourists visited the country.