Praia

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.
Photo: Davetrainer, Public domain. Photo: Xandu, Public domain.

Notable Places in the Area

Stadium
is a multi-purpose stadium in Praia, Cape Verde just west of the city center's plateau in the subdivision of and on Avenida Cidade de Lisboa on its east side. Photo: Xandu, Public domain.

Lighthouse
Farol de Dona Maria Pia is a lighthouse at the southernmost point of the island of , . Photo: Gagum, CC BY 2.0.

Islet
Ilhéu de Santa Maria is a small uninhabited islet of the archipelago in located off the shore of the island . Photo: Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Library
The is located in Praia, . Photo: Xandu, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

Suburb
is a subdivision of the city of Praia in the island of , . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Suburb
is a subdivision of the city of Praia in the island of , . Photo: Franzfoto, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Suburb
is the historic centre of the capital city of Praia in the island of , . Photo: Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Praia

Latitude
14.916° or 14° 54' 57.7" north
Longitude
-23.5096° or 23° 30' 34.6" west
Open Location Code
796RWF8R+C5
Population
128,000
IATA airport code
RAI
United Nations Location Code
CV RAI
Elevation
18 metres (59 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 28095099
Geo­Names ID
3374333
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Praia
  • Afrikaans: Praia, Kaap Verde
  • Akan: Praia
  • Albanian: Praia
  • Amharic: ፕራያ
  • Arabic: Praia
  • Arabic: برايا
  • Aragonese: Praia
  • Armenian: Պրայա
  • Arpitan: Praia
  • Asturian: Praia
  • Avaric: Praia
  • Azerbaijani: Praya
  • Basque: Praia
  • Belarusian: Прая
  • Bengali: প্রাইয়া
  • Bhojpuri: प्राइया
  • Bosnian: Praia
  • Breton: Praia
  • Bulgarian: Прая
  • Catalan: Praia
  • Cebuano: Praia
  • Central Bikol: Praia
  • Central Kurdish: پڕایا
  • Chechen: Прая
  • Chechen: При
  • Chinese: Praia
  • Chinese: 培亞
  • Chinese: 普拉亚
  • Chinese: 普拉亞
  • Croatian: Praia
  • Czech: Praia
  • Danish: Praia
  • Dutch: Praia
  • Egyptian Arabic: برايا
  • Esperanto: Prajo
  • Estonian: Praia
  • Fiji Hindi: Praia
  • Finnish: Praia
  • French: Praia
  • Galician: Praia, Cabo Verde
  • Georgian: პრაია
  • German: Praia
  • Greek: Πράγια
  • Greek: Πράια
  • Guarani: Praia
  • Gujarati: પ્રાઇઆ
  • Hakka Chinese: Praia
  • Hausa: Praia
  • Hawaiian: Paia (kapikala)
  • Hebrew: פראיה
  • Hindi: प्राये
  • Hungarian: Praia
  • Icelandic: Praia
  • Ido: Praia
  • Inari Sami: Praia
  • Indonesian: Praia
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Praia
  • Interlingue: Praia
  • Irish: Praia
  • Italian: Praia
  • Japanese: プライア
  • Kabyle: Praia
  • Kannada: ಪ್ರಯ
  • Kazakh: Прая
  • Kirghiz: Прая
  • Kongo: Praia
  • Korean: 프라이아
  • Kotava: Praia
  • Latin: Praia
  • Latvian: Praja
  • Ligurian: Praia
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Praia
  • Lithuanian: Praja
  • Livvi: Praja
  • Lombard: Praia
  • Low German: Praia
  • Luxembourgish: Praia
  • Macedonian: Праја
  • Malagasy: Praia
  • Malay: Praia
  • Malayalam: പ്രൈയ
  • Maori: Praia
  • Marathi: प्राईया
  • Min Dong Chinese: Praia
  • Min Nan Chinese: Praia
  • Mingrelian: პრაია
  • Mirandese: Praia
  • Moroccan Arabic: پرايا
  • Nepali: प्रेय
  • Northern Frisian: Praia
  • Norwegian: Praia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Praia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Praia
  • Novial: Praya
  • Occitan (post 1500): Praia
  • Ossetian: Прая
  • Panjabi: ਪ੍ਰਾਈਆ
  • Papiamento: Praia
  • Persian: پرایا
  • Piemontese: Praia
  • Polish: Praia
  • Portuguese: Cidade da Praia
  • Portuguese: Município da Praia
  • Portuguese: Praia
  • Portuguese: Praia de Santa Maria
  • Pushto: پرایا
  • Romanian: Praia
  • Russian: Прайа
  • Russian: Прая
  • Samogitian: Prajė
  • Sango: Praia
  • Sardinian: Praia
  • Scots: Praia
  • Scottish Gaelic: Praia
  • Serbian: Праја
  • Serbo-Croatian: Praia
  • Shona: Praia
  • Silesian: Praia
  • Sinhala: ප්‍රයියා
  • Slovak: Praia
  • Slovenian: Praia
  • Somali: Braia
  • Spanish: Praia
  • Swahili: Praia
  • Swedish: Praia
  • Tagalog: Praia
  • Tajik: Прая
  • Tamil: பிரையா
  • Telugu: ప్రయ
  • Tetum: Praia
  • Thai: ไปรอา
  • Tibetan: ཕུ་ར་ཡ།
  • Turkish: Praia
  • Udmurt: Прая
  • Uighur: پرايا
  • Ukrainian: Прая
  • Upper Sorbian: Praia
  • Urdu: پرائیا
  • Uzbek: Praya
  • Venetian: Praia
  • Veps: Prai
  • Vietnamese: Praia
  • Volapük: Praia
  • Waray (Philippines): Praia
  • Welsh: Praia
  • Western Frisian: Praia
  • Western Mari: Прая
  • Western Panjabi: پرائا
  • Wolof: Praia
  • Wu Chinese: 普拉亚
  • Yoruba: Praia
  • Yue Chinese: 培亞

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