Cabo Verde Population 2023

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean, consisting of ten volcanic islands. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Cabo Verde  in 2023 is 587,258 (5.87 lakh)

Estimated Population of  Cabo Verde in 2023  – 0.6 million

Cabo Verde2023 Population
Total Population587,258
Global Rank173
Land Area 4033 sq. km (1,557 sq. mi)
Area Rank166
Pop. Density124 people/sq. km
Capital CityPraia

Source: UN World Population Prospects

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Cabo Verde Demographics
Fertility Rate* 2.29
Infant mortality rate ** 14.2
Median Age  27.6 Years
Life Expectancy 73.58 years
Urban Population 68%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Cabo Verde

Christianity is the largest religion in Cape Verde, and 85% of the population are adherents of Christianity. Roman Catholics have the most numbers of adherents.  About 5% of the population is Protestant. Non-Christian faiths account for 3%, and the remaining 11.6% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.” There is a small Baháʼí Faith community and a small Muslim community. 

Religion percentage in Cape Verde

Roman Catholic77.30%
Other Christian3.40%
Other religion1.30%
Unspecified/ Nome0.70%

Top Cities in Cabo Verde by Population


1Praia127 832
2Mindelo70 468
3Santa Maria23 839


Assomada12 026


Porto Novo9 430
6Pedra Badejo9 345
7São Filipe8 125
8Tarrafal6 177
9Sal Rei5 407
10Ribeira Grande4 625
Population of Cabo Verde 2024 | Religion in Cabo Verde