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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Only a small number of other diplomatic missions here. Fairly large community of Portuguese professionals. Cabo Verde and Portugal have a complicated relationship, but in general the Cabo Verdeans are very welcoming of foreigners. For those who get out and enjoy the country, morale is high. People who tend to stay at home or at work all the time have a harder time here. Morale at post is good, though we're a tiny post, which means a bad apple can spoil the barrel pretty quickly. - Dec 27, 2017
The expat community here is small; made up of people from Portugal, USA, France, Senegal, Brazil and other parts of Latin America. The overall morale here is pretty good. - Oct 30, 2016
Small. It is good to socialize with non embassy expats. You get tired of hearing all of the gossip within the embassy community. There is a good group of English speaking expats from the U.S., Portugal, Ukraine, UK, that hang out with English speaking Cape Verdeans. They are a lot of fun. Within the embassy community there is a lot of socializing at peoples houses. We love it here, but some people get island fever and/or get bored with the lack of activities. - May 18, 2014
Small but present. There are many Europeans from various embassies and a sizable presence from the UN. - Feb 2, 2011
Pretty small, less than 100 people probably. But it's a tight community. - Sep 8, 2012
Small. - May 23, 2012
Cape Verde is a very migratory country. There are many Cape Verdean-Americans, as well as Cape Verdeans living in Europe, who spend summers or long stretches in country. Otherwise, the expats number about 50 or so people. - Sep 19, 2009
Small. Mostly Portuguese. - Feb 6, 2008