Praia is one of the most populated cities in Cape Verde, and at the same time, this city is the capital of this country as well. Located in Africa, you may find the city easily with the following GPS coordinates: 15.02N latitude / 23.34W longitude. For routing in Praia, please check the free driving directions Praia service below.
When you visit Cape Verde, be prepared that the official spoken language(s) is Portuguese, and the officially used currency is Cape Verdean escudo (CVE), since 1975.
Praia, the capital city, has numerous population; 99 400 counted together with the city’s metropolitan areas. While Praia counts around the inhabitants mentioned earlier, the mother country, Cape Verde, bears 553 335 sum citizens spreading on its 1 557,15 sq mi / 4 033 km2 territory.
The form of the ruling government in Cape Verde is Unitary semi-presidential republic, and interestingly note that the people here share the motto: Unidade, Trabalho, Progresso, while salute for the national anthem called: Cântico da Liberdade.
Google maps Praia, and the satellite map of the city is a free and useful dynamic tool to discover the capital of Cape Verde and the neighboring countries like N/A.
Please have a look at the information page of this country for a wide range of information such as economic data, population, geographical knowledge, additional Cape Verde Google maps, satellite imagery, etc.
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Short geographic information for Cape Verde
Cape Verde, only slightly larger than Rhode Island, is an archipelago in the Atlantic 385 mi (500 km) west of Senegal.
The islands are divided into two groups: Barlavento in the north, composed of Santo Antao (291 sq mi 754 sq km), Boa Vista (240 sq mi 622 sq km), Sáo Nicolau (132 sq mi 342 sq km), Sáo Vicente (88 sq mi 246 sq km), Sal (83 sq mi 298 sq km), and Santa Luzia (13 sq mi 34 sq km) and Sotavento in the south, consisting of Sáo Tiago (383 sq mi 992 sq km), Fogo (184 sq mi 477 sq km), Maio (103 sq mi 267 sq km), and Brava (25 sq mi 65 sq km).
The islands are mostly mountainous, with the land deeply scarred by erosion. There is an active volcano on Fogo.