🇨🇻 Praia is the capital and largest city of Cape Verde. Located on the southern coast of Santiago island, within the Sotavento Islands group, the city is the seat of the Praia Municipality. Praia is the economic, political, and cultural centre of Cape Verde.
Economy The principal economic activities of Praia belong to the tertiary sector. Beyond activities related to administration and governance (local and national), there are extensive commerce, services (health care, education, tourism, restaurants and hotels, public functions, etc.), and other activities of a liberal character.
Being the nation's capital as well as the economic hub, Praia is one of the most economically viable cities in the Cape Verde archipelago. About one third (1/3) of the city's population lives below the poverty line today (2014). The gross metropolitan product for the city is about 39% of the country's GDP, translating into US$4764 income per capita.
Praia was ranked #1337 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Praia has a population of over 159,100 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Praia is twinned with: 🇺🇸 Boston, United States; 🇵🇹 Faro, Portugal; 🇵🇹 Figueira da Foz, Portugal; 🇵🇹 Funchal, Portugal; 🇵🇹 Gondomar, Portugal; 🇨🇳 Jinan, China; 🇵🇹 Lisbon, Portugal; 🇲🇴 Macau, China; 🇵🇹 Ponta Delgada, Portugal; 🇺🇸 Providence, United States.