Praia — literally "Beach" in Portuguese — is 's capital and busiest city. While it's maybe not comparable to a western metropolis, with a population of only about 130,000, one in four Cape Verdeans call the city home and the city is an important thoroughfare for international visitors to the archipelagic country.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 128,000
  • IATA airport code: RAI
  • United Nations Location Code: CV RAI
  • Latitude: 14° 55' 53.5" (14.9315°) north
  • Longitude: 23° 30' 45.1" (23.5125°) west
  • Elevation: 18 meters (59 feet)
  • Wikidata: Praia
  • Wikimedia Commons: Praia

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Other Names for Praia

Amharic: ፕራያ, Arabic: برايا, Armenian: Պրայա, Azerbaijani: Praya, Belarusian: Горад Прая, Bulgarian: Прая, Central Kurdish: پڕایا, Chechen: Прая, Chinese: 培亞, Esperanto: Prajo, French: Praia, Georgian: პრაია, German: Praia, Greek: Πράγια, Greek: Πράια, Hebrew: פראיה, Italian: Praia, Japanese: プライア, Kirghiz: Прая, Korean: 프라이아, Latvian: Praja, Lithuanian: Praja, Macedonian: Праја, Marathi: प्राईया
Novial: Praya, Ossetian: Прая, Panjabi: ਪ੍ਰਾਈਆ, Persian: پرایا, Portuguese: Cidade da Praia, Portuguese: Município da Praia, Portuguese: Praia, Russian: Прая, Samogitian: Prajė, Serbian: Праја, Somali: Braia, Spanish: Praia, Tajik: Прая, Thai: ไปรอา, Tibetan: ཕུ་ར་ཡ།, Udmurt: Прая, Uighur: پرايا, Ukrainian: Прая, Urdu: پرائیا, Uzbek: Praya, Western Mari: Прая, Western Panjabi: پرائا, Yue Chinese: 培亞

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