|Coordinates: 14°55′15″N 23°30′30″W / 14.92083°N 23.50833°WCoordinates: 14°55′15″N 23°30′30″W / 14.92083°N 23.50833°W|
|• Total||94 km2 (36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
Praia is the capital of the island nation of Cape Verde. It lies on Santiago island in the Sotavento archipelago. The city has, in 2010, a population of 127,832. Praia is Cape Verde's largest city. It is also the commercial center of the country. The name Praia means "beach" in Portuguese.
Praia has a port that transports coffee, sugar cane, and tropical fruits. Praia also has a fishing industry. The city is home to one of the nation's two international airports. There are resort beaches nearby.
Things to see[change | change source]
Some of the interesting things to see in Praia include:
- Albuquerque Square
- The old city hall
- The Presidential Palace - built in the end of the 19th century, it was used for the Portuguese governor
Other things[change | change source]
Praia has many schools, churches, beaches, ports, and a university named after Jean Piaget.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Cape Verde: Municipalities, Cities, & Urban Localities". City Population. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Praia official website Archived 2013-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
- Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde