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Encyclopedia > Praia
Municipality of Praia
Município da Praia
Map
Statistics
Island: Santiago
Seat: Praia
Population: 113,664 (2005)
Ranked 1st
Elevation:
Lowest:
Centre:
Highest:

Atlantic Ocean
about 5 m (Praia)
Pico do Antónia
Location: 14.91667/14°55' N lat.
23.51667/23°31' W long.
Name of inhabitants: Praiense m, pl
ISO 3166-2 code: CV-SC
Website: www.cmpraia.cv
Miradouro Diogo Gomes.
Aerial view of Praia

Praia (Portuguese for "beach", also in Cape Verdean Creole) population 113,664 (2005), is the capital of Cape Verde, an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. It lies on Santiago island in the Sotavento archipelago. It is the island's ferry port and is home to one of the nation's two international airports. The city centre is known as Platô due to its location on a small plateau. Praia is located at 14°55' North, 23°31' West (14.91667, -23.51667). [1] There are plaes that have the name Praia (Portuguese for beach): In the Azores Praia (Azores), a parish in the district of Santa Cruz da Graciosa Related Praia do Almoxarife, a parish in the district of Horta Praia do Norte, a parish in the district of Horta Praia da Vit... Image File history File links Cape_Verde-Praia. ... Santiago (Portuguese for Saint James), or Santiagu in the local Bádiu language, is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nations population. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of cities in Cape Verde. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Praia1x2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Praia1x2. ... An aerial view of Praia, Sáo Tiago Island, Cape Verde Photograph taken in November 2001 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An aerial view of Praia, Sáo Tiago Island, Cape Verde Photograph taken in November 2001 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... Cape Verdean Creole is a language spoken on the islands of Cape Verde. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Santiago (Portuguese for Saint James), or Santiagu in the local Bádiu language, is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nations population. ... The Sotavento archipelago (literally, the Leeward), is the southern island group of Cape Verde. ... The Mergui Archipelago The Archipelago Sea, situated between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, the largest archipelago in the world by the number of islands. ... City Centre is a Local Government ward in the City of Manchester. ... For other uses, see Plateau (disambiguation). ...


Praia is Cape Verde's largest city, and a commercial center and a port that ships coffee, sugar cane, and tropical fruits. Praia also has a fishing industry. There are resort beaches nearby. For the several U.S. counties named Coffee, see Coffee County. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ...

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Historical population

Year Population Change Density
1990 (June 23, Census) 61,644 - -
2000 (June 16, Census) 94,757 - -
2003 (Estimate) 101,000 - -
2005 (January 1, Computing) 113,664 - -

Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in June, 2000. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Parishes

  • Nossa Senhora da Graça
  • Santíssimo Nome de Jesus
  • São João Baptista

Santíssimo Nome de Jesus is a parish in the municipality of Praia in the island of Santiago in southern Cape Verde. ...

Settlements

  • Cidade Velha, located 15 km west of downtown Praia
  • Porto Gouveia
  • Porto Mosquito
  • Praia
  • Santa Ana

Cidade Velha (Portuguese for old city) is a city located 15 km from Praia (Cape Verdes capital) on Santiago. ... Porto Gouveia (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Purtu G(o)uvéa) is a village situated at the south of Santiago Island in Cape Verde. ... Porto Mosquito (in Cape Verdean Creole, written in ALUPEC: Portu Muskitu) is a village situated at the west of Santiago Island in Cape Verde. ... Santa Ana (Portuguese meaning Saint Anne, also in Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK) is a village situated at the southwest of Santiago Island in Cape Verde. ...

Sporting teams

Arenas

  • Estádio da Varzea - where Sporting, Boavista and Travadores play

Basketball Estadio da Varzea is a multi-use stadium in Praia, Cape Verde. ...

  • ABC - Serie A
  • Sporting - Serie A

Football/soccer'

  • Académica - Serie A
  • Boavista - Serie A
  • Praia Rural - Serie B
  • Sporting Clube da Praia - Serie A
  • Tchadense - Serie B
  • CD Travadores - Serie A

For other uses, see Académica. ... Boavista Futebol Clube (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: FK Boavista or FK Boabista, Boavista or Boavista Futibol Klubi) is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. ... Praia Rural (also in Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK)is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. ... Sporting Praia (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK as well as Badiu: Sporting Klubi di Praia) is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. ... Tchadense (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Txadensi or Tchadensi) is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. ... Clube Desportivo Travadores (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC: Klubi Desportivu Travadoris) is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and the Santiago Island League (South) in Cape Verde. ...

Communications

  • Praia FM - Radio Station
  • Radio Praia or Radio Clube de Cabo Verde - Cape Verde's first radio station first operated in 1945 by Fernando Quejas
  • RTC - national/state station of Cape Verde
  • Capeverdean Television station

Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Fernando Quejas (1922 in Cape Verde - October 28, 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal was a singer and a songwriter of Cape Verde. ...

Main sights

Landmarks includes Albuquerque Square, the old city hall, the Presidential Palace, constructed in the end of the 19th century used to be housed for the Portuguese governor and Museu Etnográfico (Ethnographic Museum) and Monumento de Diogo Gomes, named after the Portuguese navigator who founded the island of Santiago 1460 Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... A navigator is the person onboard a ship responsible for the navigation of the vessel. ... Events The first Portuguese navigators reach the coast of modern Sierra Leone. ...


Other

Praia has schools or collegiates (colegio), lyceums (middle schools), gymnasia (secondary schools), churches, beaches, ports, a university named after Jean Piaget, a post office and squares (praças). Jean Piaget (August 9, 1896 – September 16, 1980) was a Swiss philosopher, natural scientist and developmental psychologist, well known for his work studying children, his theory of cognitive development and for his epistemological view called genetic epistemology. He created in 1955 the International Centre for Genetic Epistemology in Geneva and... In the United States and elsewhere, a town square is an area in the middle of a traditional town consisting of a park or plaza and surrounded by small shops. ...


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 14°55′00″N 23°31′00″W / 14.9167, -23.5167Coordinates: 14°55′00″N 23°31′00″W / 14.9167, -23.5167




Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Northwest: Santa Catarina North: Santa Cruz Northeast: São Domingos
West: Atlantic Ocean Praia East: Atlantic Ocean
South: Atlantic Ocean

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