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The capital of Cape Verde, on the southeast coast of the island of Santiago.
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(Placename) the capital of Cape Verde; a port and submarine cable station. Pop: 115 000 (2005 est)
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(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.
She was seen by two British men in Barcelona in Spain three days after the little girl went missing from Praia da Luz in Portugal.
Praia's hotels, for example, do not have the capacity to host the delegation alongside tourists.
Someone living in or around Praia da Luz - the Algarve resort where Madeleine McCann vanished - knows what happened to her, claim the private detectives employed by her parents to find the little girl.
About 10,000 leaflets written in Portuguese will be handed out and posted through letterboxes in Praia da Luz, Lagos and Burgau in southern Portugal over the next fortnight.
Apartment 5A in the Ocean Club complex in Praia da Luz is going on the market for between 200,000 and 300,000 euro (pounds 160,000- pounds 240,000), according to Portuguese newspapers.
A Praia de Maceio e um dos principais locus dessas acoes que transformam os usos do territorio, hoje, associados a moradia, trabalho, turismo, veraneio e excursionismo.
Police vans, one carrying sniffer dogs, moved in at first light in the village of Arao, not far from Praia da Luz.
The 253-room Barcelo Oasis Praia das Fontes Resort is the chain's first Brazilian property.
In the small community of Praia Grande on idyllic Marajo Island off Brazil's northern coast, 10 workers are employed by the modest, low-tech factory that processes the coconut fiber, turning it into headrests and seat padding for Mercedes cars and trucks.