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Full namePraia
Official namePraia
CountryCape Verde
MunicipalityPraia (seat)
Elevation3 ft (0.9 m)
Total Population127832 (2010 est.)

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Praia (pronounced -ptˈpɾajɐ, meaning "beach", in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole), is the capital and largest city of Cape Verde, an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. It lies on the southern coast of Santiago island in the Sotavento Islands group. It is the island's ferry port and is home to one of the nation’s four international airports. The city centre is known as Plateau due to its location on a small plateau.

Praia is Cape Verde's largest city, a commercial centre, and a port that ships coffee, sugar cane, and tropical fruits. Praia also has a fishing industry and there are resort beaches nearby. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name.

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Oeiras 10000 step challenge - The Portugal News Tweet this news
The Portugal News--Oeiras Town Hall has organised a circular coastal walk to take place between -Praia- da Torre and Paço de Arcos on 8 May, as part of its 10000 step challenge for the 'Mexa-se Mais' programme, that aims to encourage people to - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:27:58 GMT+00:00
Madeleine Advisers Are Gone - Sky News (blog) Tweet this news
Sky News (blog)--They arrived in -Praia- da Luz within 48 hours of Madeleine's disappearance nearly four years ago, but diplomatic sensitivities delayed confirmation of their presence for several days. They and colleagues later advised Leicestershire - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:45:50 GMT+00:00
RECAP: GD ESTORIL PRAIA 0-2 CD SANTA CLARA - Yanks Abroad Tweet this news
Yanks Abroad--Greg Garza made his second appearance for Estoril in a loss Santa Clara while Tony Taylor was an unused substitute. Estoril suffered their eighth defeat of the Liga Orangina season at home to Santa Clara on Sunday, dropping them to ninth pla - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 03:08:47 GMT+00:00
Reopening the wounds: Kate McCann visits Maddie's room twice a day and the ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--The book, simply entitled Madeleine, gives Kate's account, in her own words, of her daughter's disappearance during a family holiday in -Praia- da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007, and the dramatic events that followed. Four years after Ma - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:14:21 GMT+00:00
Algarve tourism figures up - The Portugal News Tweet this news
The Portugal News--The greatest increase in occupancy rates was registered in Portimão/ -Praia- da Rocha, with an increase of 11.8 percent to 65.1 percent occupancy, according to figures published last week by the hotel and tourist accommodation associat - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:16:17 GMT+00:00
Beach security steps up this Easter - The Portugal News Tweet this news
The Portugal News--Commander Marques Ferreira said that a “a great number of people” have already started going to the beach at the weekend, especially to Quarteira beach, Tavira Island, Meia -Praia- and Monte Gordo, which has led to the maritime auth - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:15:56 GMT+00:00
JK Rowling 'helping to write Madeleine McCann book' - Metro Tweet this news
Metro--The Harry Potter author has supported the McCanns in their search for their daughter since she disappeared from a Portuguese holiday apartment in the Algarve village of -Praia- da Luz. Rowling also helped Kate and husband Gerry to secure a book dea - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:07:05 GMT+00:00
Portugal's royal flush Zara Phillips is wisely having a home built on the ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--While the area is attracting Polish and Scandinavian buyers, who have relatively easy access, the British approach is different, according to Sonia Dallot of -Praia- d'El Rey. 'British buyers tend to visit far more frequently they - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:05:05 GMT+00:00
Harry Potter Author JK Rowling Writes Madeleine McCann Book - Wakey Wakey News Tweet this news
Wakey Wakey News--Mother-of-three JK Rowling has been a firm supporter to Kate and Gerry McCann in their desperate search for missing Madeleine after she vanished without a trace from their holiday apartment in -Praia- da Luz in the Algarve and in 2007 JK - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 03:35:20 GMT+00:00
Portugal gets back on the map - The Sun Tweet this news
The Sun--Two of the best are Meia -Praia- (Half Beach) which has soft, white sand and is one of the biggest bays in Europe, and -Praia- da Luz (Light Beach), a mecca for watersports. And if you want history, you've got that too. Saint Anthony's - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:03:42 GMT+00:00

Population of the city of Praia (1990 2005)
1990 2000 2005
61644 94161 111500

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