Praia which in Portuguese means beach has an estimated population of population 111,500. Praia is the capital of Cape Verde. Praia is also the largest city in Cape Verde after Mindelo. Praia is Cape Verde's biggest city, and a commercial center and a port that ships coffee, sugar cane, and tropical fruits. Praia also has a prosperous fishing industry. There are resort beaches nearby.
If you get a chance when you get to Praia you should visit the Museu Etnografico and the Manumento de Diogo Gomes.