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The capital of Cape Verde, on the southeast coast of the island of Santiago.


(Placename) the capital of Cape Verde; a port and submarine cable station. Pop: 115 000 (2005 est)


(ˈpraɪ ə)

the capital of Cape Verde, in the S Atlantic Ocean, on S São Tiago Island. 39,000.
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Noun1.Praia - the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde - an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
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The view seen when crossing the hills behind Praia Grande was most beautiful; the colours were intense, and the prevailing tint a dark blue; the sky and the calm waters of the bay vied with each other in splendour.
The Chinese magnate David Chow, who already has an investment in construction in Cape Verde - the tourist complex of Ilhu de Santa Maria, in the city of Praia, estimated at around 250 million euros, announced the intention to make more investments in Cape Verde.
The unnamed victim was taken to hospital in Lisbon after being attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha near Portimao just after 5am on Sunday.
Former cop Paulo Pereira Cristovao, one of Portugal's most senior missing children investigators, says caves 20 minutes from Praia da Luz were never searched.
Breaking her 10-year silence, the witness - who did not wish to be named - told our sister paper, the Daily Mirror, that Praia da Luz was considered so dangerous that nannies working there were given rape alarms and told not to go out alone.
Anguished Kate McCann secretly went to Praia da Luz in Portugal, the place where she says she feels closest to her daughter.
Detectives were already probing 18 break-ins in Praia da Luz in an attempt to make a crucial link with DNA found in the McCanns' holiday apartment.
Mark Warner will no longer operate the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz on the Algarve.
Detectives in the Algarve were expected to begin interviewing a number of key suspects today in relation to the three-year-old, who vanished in Praia da Luz in 2007.
Kate and Gerry McCann said they were "very pleased" with the significant activity that had taken place in Praia da Luz and it was "gratifying" to know that a substantial amount of work will take place over the coming months.
Two men in white overalls were seen entering a tent which has been erected on a spot of interest to police in Praia da Luz on the Algarve.
The large area of scrubland in Praia da Luz on the Algarve, where three-yearold Madeleine disappeared in May 2007, has been cordoned off and local police officers with dogs have been stationed at the site.