According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Cape Verde is an island nation located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa and it has an area code of +238. This code was adopted in 1996 when Cape Verde switched to the ITU-T E.164 numbering system. The code is divided into two parts: ‘+’ and ‘238’. The ‘+’ indicates that the number is international and the ‘238’ identifies the country as Cape Verde. The most common type of telephone numbers found in Cape Verde are mobile numbers, which are nine digits long starting with 9, followed by 8 more digits. Landline numbers have seven digits, while VoIP numbers have ten digits starting with 6 or 7, followed by 9 more digits. In addition to these types of telephone numbers, there are also toll-free and premium rate services available in Cape Verde which use different formats than standard phone numbers. Toll-free services usually start with 0800 or 0801, while premium rate services usually start with 0900 or 0901. Cape Verde has one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in West Africa and its population is rapidly increasing their use of telecommunication services such as mobile phones, internet access and other technologies due to advances in infrastructure and technology over recent years. As such, it is important for businesses operating within Cape Verde to ensure they are using the correct area codes when making calls within the country as well as when communicating with other countries around the world. Cabo Verde is a democratic republic, with a multi-party system. The Prime Minister is the head of government and is responsible for leading the executive branch of the government. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President after consultations with the National Assembly, and must have the confidence of parliament in order to remain in office. The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term and serves as head of state. The legislative branch of the government is made up of the National Assembly, which consists of 72 members elected through proportional representation. This unicameral legislature has significant power over legislation, including foreign policy and defense. In addition, they have oversight over government spending and taxation. Cabo Verde has a strong commitment to human rights and its constitution includes provisions for freedom of speech and assembly, as well as equal protection under the law for all citizens regardless of race or gender. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Cape Verde.