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

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

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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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