The defense, which is based on selective military duty, includes (2009) 1,200 men and is organized into two battalions, a coast guard with a few small boats and an air force part with some transport aircraft. The material is outdated and of Soviet origin. Defense costs rose from 0.9% to 1.7% of GDP in 1985-96, having decreased to 0.6% of GDP in 2007. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that CPV stands for Cape Verde.
Cape Verde – Praia
Praia, Cape Verde capital; 134,900 residents (2012). Praia, located in the southern part of the island of São Tiago, has an airport and is an export port for coffee, bananas and sugar cane.
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