Cape Verde Islands

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Cape Verde Islands

Republic of Cape Verde


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Area: 4,033 sq km

Fifteen dry, barren islands 600 km off the west coast of Africa.

Population: 512,582    Annual Growth: 1.43%

Capital: Praia

Urbanites: 61.1%

HDI Rank: 121 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Official language: Portuguese    Languages: 2 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Newer religious groups are growing rapidly. This includes evangelicals, but also marginal groups. The Nazarenes have the longest Protestant presence. More recent arrivals feature Pentecostals from Brazil and the USA. Pray that more indigenous leaders and pastors may be trained for these growing groups. Pray that believers might mature and increase despite poverty and geographic isolation.

     For an additional 2 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Cape Verde Islands.