Ponta das Bicudas

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Ponta das Bicudas
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Cape Verde
Location Southeastern Santiago, Cape Verde near Achada Grande Tras, Praia
Coordinates 14°54′23″N23°29′02″W / 14.9063°N 23.4839°W / 14.9063; -23.4839 Coordinates: 14°54′23″N23°29′02″W / 14.9063°N 23.4839°W / 14.9063; -23.4839
Offshore water bodies Atlantic Ocean

Ponta das Bicudas is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is 3 km east of the city centre of Praia, near the neighbourhood Achada Grande Tras. The Praia Harbour lies west of the headland.

Santiago, Cape Verde largest island of Cape Verde

Santiago is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nation’s population. Part of the Sotavento Islands, it lies between the islands of Maio and Fogo. It was the first of the islands to be settled: the town of Ribeira Grande was founded in 1462. Santiago is home to the nation's capital city of Praia.

Cape Verde Country comprising ten islands off the Northwest coast of Africa

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Praia City in Santiago

Praia, is the capital and largest city of Cape Verde, an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. It lies on the southern coast of Santiago island in the Sotavento Islands group. It is the island's ferry port and is home to one of the nation's four international airports. The city centre is known as Plateau due to its location on a small plateau.

1884 Map of Praia showing Ponta das Bicudas in the mid bottom IMRAY(1884) p0166 CAPE VERDE, PORTO PRAYA.jpg
1884 Map of Praia showing Ponta das Bicudas in the mid bottom

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