Cape Verde Population 2022


Cape Verde map
  • The current population of Cape Verde is estimated at 543,718 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Cape Verde represent 0.01% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Cape Verde is 124 inhabitants per km2.
  • Cape Verde is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa.
  • Cape Verde ranks number 172 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Cape Verde is 15.6143° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -23.2630° W.
  • The median age in Cape Verde is 27.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Cape Verde remained unchanged at 13000 CVE per month (around 125 USD per month) in 2022.
  • The countries that Cape Verde shares its land boundary with are not existent. (it has just maritime borders with: Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Gambia and Senegal).

Cape Verde

Official name Republic of Cabo Verde
Location the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa
Capital Praia
Population 541,935 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 124/km2
Population growth rate 1.05% (in 2022)
Area 4,033 km2 (1,557.15 sq mi)
Official language Portuguese
Currency Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Life expectancy 73.30 years
Internet TLD .cv
Call code +238

Cape Verde Population Graph

Cape Verde Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 556,544 279,385 277,159 50.2% 49.8% 370,937 66.65%
2019 550,486 276,289 274,197 50.19% 49.81% 364,422 66.2%
2018 544,308 273,134 271,174 50.18% 49.82% 357,774 65.73%
2017 538,036 269,879 268,157 50.16% 49.84% 351,122 65.26%
2016 531,671 266,633 265,038 50.15% 49.85% 344,416 64.78%
2015 525,265 263,315 261,950 50.13% 49.87% 337,745 64.3%
2014 518,794 260,071 258,723 50.13% 49.87% 331,042 63.81%
2013 512,252 256,792 255,460 50.13% 49.87% 324,358 63.32%
2012 505,746 253,480 252,266 50.12% 49.88% 317,710 62.82%
2011 499,706 250,203 249,503 50.07% 49.93% 311,417 62.32%
2010 493,481 246,494 246,987 49.95% 50.05% 305,070 61.82%
2009 487,494 242,528 244,966 49.75% 50.25% 297,469 61.02%
2008 481,663 238,375 243,288 49.49% 50.51% 289,913 60.19%
2007 475,875 234,083 241,792 49.19% 50.81% 282,479 59.36%
2006 469,969 229,815 240,154 48.9% 51.1% 275,073 58.53%
2005 463,821 225,649 238,172 48.65% 51.35% 267,578 57.69%
2004 457,395 221,699 235,696 48.47% 51.53% 260,029 56.85%
2003 450,690 217,818 232,872 48.33% 51.67% 252,386 56%
2002 443,708 214,000 229,708 48.23% 51.77% 244,705 55.15%
2001 436,442 210,190 226,252 48.16% 51.84% 236,944 54.29%
2000 428,906 206,347 222,559 48.11% 51.89% 229,207 53.44%
1999 421,171 202,499 218,672 48.08% 51.92% 221,157 52.51%
1998 413,214 198,632 214,582 48.07% 51.93% 213,094 51.57%
1997 404,935 194,652 210,283 48.07% 51.93% 205,059 50.64%
1996 396,205 190,416 205,789 48.06% 51.94% 196,914 49.7%
1995 386,945 185,811 201,134 48.02% 51.98% 188,713 48.77%
1994 377,049 180,757 196,292 47.94% 52.06% 180,343 47.83%
1993 366,679 175,383 191,296 47.83% 52.17% 171,972 46.9%
1992 356,368 169,952 186,416 47.69% 52.31% 163,822 45.97%
1991 346,818 164,912 181,906 47.55% 52.45% 156,207 45.04%
1990 338,528 160,462 178,066 47.4% 52.6% 149,359 44.12%
1989 331,743 156,815 174,928 47.27% 52.73% 137,673 41.5%
1988 326,298 153,882 172,416 47.16% 52.84% 126,930 38.9%
1987 321,683 151,352 170,331 47.05% 52.95% 116,964 36.36%
1986 317,151 148,839 168,312 46.93% 53.07% 107,482 33.89%
1985 312,198 146,140 166,058 46.81% 53.19% 98,342 31.5%
1984 306,660 143,118 163,542 46.67% 53.33% 91,354 29.79%
1983 300,736 139,902 160,834 46.52% 53.48% 84,597 28.13%
1982 294,744 136,702 158,042 46.38% 53.62% 78,225 26.54%
1981 289,169 133,827 155,342 46.28% 53.72% 72,292 25%
1980 284,331 131,532 152,799 46.26% 53.74% 66,875 23.52%
1979 280,205 129,791 150,414 46.32% 53.68% 64,503 23.02%
1978 276,652 128,505 148,147 46.45% 53.55% 62,551 22.61%
1977 273,800 127,728 146,072 46.65% 53.35% 60,811 22.21%
1976 271,806 127,341 144,465 46.85% 53.15% 59,281 21.81%
1975 270,699 127,364 143,335 47.05% 52.95% 57,984 21.42%
1974 270,687 127,818 142,869 47.22% 52.78% 56,925 21.03%
1973 271,529 128,623 142,906 47.37% 52.63% 56,071 20.65%
1972 272,303 129,317 142,986 47.49% 52.51% 55,196 20.27%
1971 271,776 129,311 142,465 47.58% 52.42% 54,083 19.9%
1970 269,090 128,194 140,896 47.64% 52.36% 52,634 19.56%
1969 263,909 125,753 138,156 47.65% 52.35% 50,829 19.26%
1968 256,604 122,220 134,384 47.63% 52.37% 48,626 18.95%
1967 248,141 118,041 130,100 47.57% 52.43% 46,303 18.66%
1966 239,252 113,621 125,631 47.49% 52.51% 43,927 18.36%
1965 230,997 109,493 121,504 47.4% 52.6% 41,741 18.07%
1964 223,506 105,674 117,832 47.28% 52.72% 39,762 17.79%
1963 216,627 102,140 114,487 47.15% 52.85% 37,910 17.5%
1962 210,666 99,076 111,590 47.03% 52.97% 36,277 17.22%
1961 205,834 96,639 109,195 46.95% 53.05% 34,889 16.95%
1960 202,274 94,947 107,327 46.94% 53.06% 33,739 16.68%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Cape Verde ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Cape Verde. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Cape Verde

# City Population 2022
1 Praia 132,251
2 Mindelo 70,939
3 Espargos 17,247
4 Assomada 12,436
5 Pedra Badejo 9,994
6 Porto Novo 9,463
7 São Filipe 8,258
8 Tarrafal 6,731
9 Santa Maria 6,349
10 Sal Rei 5,827
11 Mosteiros 4,182
12 Tarrafal de São Nicolau 3,783
13 Calheta de São Miguel 3,207
14 Porto Inglês 2,998
15 São Domingos 2,861
16 Ribeira Grande 2,591
17 Ponta do Sol 2,173
18 Ribeira Brava 1,952
19 Nova Sintra 1,553
20 Pombas 1,314
21 Cova Figueira 1,250
22 Cidade Velha 1,227