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Praia, Cape Verde

Praia, population 61,644 (1990), is the capital of Cape Verde, an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. The city is located on Santiago Island.

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, and an airport just west of the city.