Praia


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Prai·a

 (prī′ə)
The capital of Cape Verde, on the southeast coast of the island of Santiago.

Praia

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

Prai•a

(ˈpraɪ ə)

n.
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.
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.
The objective of the Cabo Verdean company ELECTRA SARL is to produce and distribute electricity throughout the territory of Cape Verde, and also to produce and distribute potable water on the islands of SEuo Vicente, Sal and the city of Praia the capital of the Archipelago - with a coverage rate of 50%, and also out the collection, treatment and re-use of wastewater in Praia.
Mark Warner will no longer operate the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz on the Algarve.
Madeleine, from Leicestershire, vanished from her family's holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday.
The expat, who worked at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz where Madeleine went missing, was grilled on his whereabouts on the night she vanished aged three in May 2007.
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-year-old Madeleine disappeared in May 2007, was cordoned off yesterday and local police officers with dogs have been stationed at the site.
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.
Scotland Yard has permission to dig in three spots but hopes to excavate at least two more at the seaside resort Praia da Luz.