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Cabo Verde

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Author(s): Lígia Dias Fonseca
I. Social Facts Cabo Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands located off the west coast of Africa. The country has about 500,000 inhabitants. Although it is ethnically heterogeneous and a country of immigrants, Cabo Verde is religiously and culturally homogeneous. Government statistics from the last quarter of 2012 indicate that 77% of citizens belong to the Roman Catholic Church, while 10% are Protestant, 2% are Muslim, and 11% profess no religion. The second-largest Christian denomination is the Church of the Nazarene. Other Christian …