Cape Verde Country Code +238

Country calling code +238

Alpha-2 Code CV

Alpha-3 Code CPV

About Cape Verde

Cape Verde (/ˈvɜːrd(i)/ (About this soundlisten)) or Cabo Verde (/ˌkɑːboʊ ˈvɜːrdeɪ/ (About this soundlisten), /ˌkæb-/) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula off the coast of Northwest Africa, the islands cover a combined area of 4,033 square kilometres (1,557 sq mi). The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of transatlantic slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration. Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to campaign for independence, which was achieved in 1975...

Cape Verde Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 16°0'9"N / 24°0'50"W
  • CAPITAL: Praia
  • POPULATION: 554,190
  • AREA: 4,030 Km2
  • GDP: $1,772,706,451
  • TELEPHONES: 70,200
  • INTERNET USERS: 150,000

How to Call Cape Verde from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Cape Verde from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 238, the country code for Cape Verde.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Cape Verde

  • LANGUAGES: Portuguese (official), Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)
  • CURRENCY: Escudo (CVE)

    Type C European 2-pin

    • Commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 2.5 A
    • Almost always 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type C

    Type F Schuko plug

    • Used almost everywhere in Europe & Russia, except for the UK & Ireland
    • 2 pins
    • Grounded
    • 16 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

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