geographical name \ˈprī-ə\

Definition of PRAIA

town of Cape Verde on São Tiago Island pop 132,000

Rhymes with PRAIA


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 94,757), port, and capital of Cape Verde. It is located on the southern shore of São Tiago (Santiago) Island, in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 mi (640 km) off the western African bulge. It ships agricultural products, including bananas, coffee, and sugarcane, and it is a submarine cable station.


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