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.

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  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  128,000
  • IATA airport code:  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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Amharic:  ፕራያ Arabic:  برايا Armenian:  Պրայա Azerbaijani:  Praya Belarusian:  Горад Прая Bulgarian:  Прая Central Kurdish:  پڕایا Chechen:  Прая Chinese:  培亞 Esperanto:  Prajo Georgian:  პრაია Greek:  Πράγια Greek:  Πράια Hebrew:  פראיה 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 Russian:  Прая Samogitian:  Prajė Serbian:  Праја Somali:  Braia 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 CVRAI

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