Statue of Diogo Gomes
|Location||Praia, Cape Verde|
|Height||5.15 m (16.9 ft)|
|Dedicated to||Diogo Gomes|
The Monumento de Diogo Gomes is a statue at the south end of the Plateau, the historic centre of Praia, on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. 157-159 It represents Diogo Gomes, the Portuguese navigator who was one of the discoverers of the island of Santiago in 1460. :73 The cast iron statue was created by the Portuguese sculptor Joaquim Correia in 1956. The statue itself is 3.3 m tall, and stands on a 1.85 m high pedestal. :157-159 It stands close to the Presidential Palace, and overlooks the beach of Gamboa.:
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Praia Harbor is the port of the city of Praia in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated in a natural bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Since the latest modernization in 2014, it has 2 long quays, 3 shorter quays, a quay for fishing boats with fish processing installations, 2 container parks, 2 roll-on/roll-off ramps and a passenger terminal. The total length of the quays is 863 m, and the maximum depth is 13.5 m. The port of Praia played an important role in the colonization of Africa and South America by the Portuguese. With 817,845 metric tonnes of cargo and 85,518 passengers handled (2017), it is the second busiest port of Cape Verde, after Porto Grande (Mindelo).
The following is a timeline of the city of Praia, capital of Cape Verde.
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