National Symbols of Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Cabo Verde is Praia.

The official language is Portuguese and the Cape Verde Escudo is the currency of the Cabo Verde. The domain is .cv and the country code is +238.

National day is celebrated on 5 Jul 1975. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Cabo Verde is no exception.

In Cabo Verde, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean people. Grogue is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Cabo Verde. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean symbol.

The country was founded by Amílcar Cabral . The current president of Cabo Verde is Jorge Carlos Fonseca and Ulisses Correia e Silva is the Prime Minister.

In Cabo Verde the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean national anthem was written by Amílcar Spencer Lopes and composed by Adalberto Higino Tavares Silva.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Cabo Verde
Alternative name(s) Republic of Cabo Verde (official, English)
Regional location Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal
Country name etymology "Green Cape", from the Portuguese Cabo Verde, from its position across from the mainland cape of that name since its discovery in 1444.
Climate Temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meagre and erratic
Terrain Steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic
Population 555,987
National Day 5 Jul 1975
Language(s) Portuguese
Religion Christianity Catholicism & Other Christians
Country code +238
Literacy rate 86.8%
Currency Cape Verde Escudo
Capital city Praia
Domain(TLD) .cv
Ethnicity N/A
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
Timezone UTC–1 (CVT)
Average elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Coastline N/A
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Cabo Verde

Flag map of Cabo Verde

Motto of Cabo Verde

Unidade, Trabalho, Progresso - "Unity, Work, Progress"

National animal of Cabo Verde

The National animal of Cabo Verde is Manatees

National Animal of Cabo Verde - Manatees

National flower of Cabo Verde

The National flower of Cabo Verde is Gerbera daisy flower. Botanical name is Gerbera.

National flower of Cabo Verde - Gerbera daisy flower

National bird of Cabo Verde

The National bird of Cabo Verde is Grey-headed kingfisher

National bird of Cabo Verde - Grey-headed kingfisher

Rest of the National symbols of Cabo Verde 👇

Cape Verdean or Cabo Verdean Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages.

Rats don’t dance in the cat’s doorway.

When the bag tears, the shoulders get to rest.

An ageing man gets closer to his land and an ageing husband closer to his wife.

When carrying an elephant’s flesh on one’s head, one should not look for crickets underground.

If a baboon could see his behind, he’d laugh also.

The dog’s happy dream produces no meat.

Ants surround the dying elephant.

In new surroundings the hen walks on one leg.

The bat hangs downwards because of the words told it by the sun.

‘I know it perfectly’ prevents the wasp from learning to make honey.

A hot needle burns the thread.

The pot is not tired of cooking.

The stomach has done the head an injury.

Compare Cabo Verde with other countries


Compare Cabo Verde with its neighbours

Country location

Guess the Flags Quiz

National Flag of Cabo Verde 🇨🇻

How to pronounce Cabo Verde