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Praia

(prī`ə), city (1990 pop. 61,644), capital of Cape Verde, on the south shore of Santiago island, c.415 mi (668 km) W of Dakar, Senegal. It is Cape Verde's largest city, as well as a commercial center and a port that ships coffee, sugarcane, and tropical fruit. Praia also has a fishing industry. Resort beaches are nearby, and an airport is just west of the city.

Praia

 

the capital of the Cape Verde Islands. Population, 32,300 (1968). A port on the southern coast of Sâo Tiago Island, Praia is a junction point for transatlantic sea routes. It exports oranges, sugar, and coffee. Fishing is also an important industry.

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at the Presidential Palace in the capital Praia, the Kuwaiti Embassy in Dakar
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