Calabaceira, Praia

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Calabaceira
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Coordinates: 14°56′02″N23°30′51″W / 14.9338°N 23.5141°W / 14.9338; -23.5141 Coordinates: 14°56′02″N23°30′51″W / 14.9338°N 23.5141°W / 14.9338; -23.5141
Country Cape Verde
Island Santiago Island
City Praia
Population (2010) 4,582
Postal code7600
Website www.cmpraia.cv

Calabaceira is a subdivision of the city of Praia in the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Its population was 4,582 at the 2010 census. [1] It is situated northwest of the city centre, on the north bank of Ribeira da Trindade. Adjacent neighbourhoods include Vila Nova to the east, Achadinha to the south, Pensamento to the west and Safende to the north.

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