Its first captain was André Rodrigues dos Mosquitos, a year later it was Gomes Balieiro, capitains later were unknown, the next recorded in history was Manuel Correia who became on 21 January 1570 and was possibly the last captain of the captaincy.
The settlement was razed by Francis Drake on November 29, 1585 as part of the Capture of Santiago, only the town hospital remained, the plunder was scarce and his fleet left.
It is the island's ferry port and is home to one of the nation’s four international airports.
During the Ice Age, around up to 50,000 years ago, its coastline was more than a kilometre south.
Around 3,000 to 1,000 BC, Ilhéu de Santa Maria south of the present city separated from the island.
As to other parts of the archipelago, resistance to Portuguese rule was rising in the late 19th century and continued up to July 1975.
First its traditional music tabanka were banned by colonial governor Serpa Pinto in urban centers including Praia alongside funaná and batuque, the ban would be lifted after independence.
However, the successive Portuguese administrations never showed an interest (economical or political? Through an official decree in 1858, when its status was changed from town to city, Praia secured its status as the capital of Cabo Verde, concentrating political, religious and economic roles.
Until 1911, the city was known as Praya as well as the harbour (Porto Praya) and the Portuguese word for beach (praya) including one of a couple (Praya da Gambôa), under the Portuguese language Orthography Reform made by Portugal which removed the y and became replaced with an i, the Portuguese word for beach became praia as well as the city Praia, the harbour (Praia) and other beaches.It's much easier and more than possible to find what you want on the site. Join in NOWJoin in NOW and date with thousands of sugar daddies and sugar bebies.You ought to be upfront regarding what you are looking. Let us help you take the first step to finding love.Praia is Cabo Verde's largest city, a commercial centre, and a port that ships coffee, sugar cane, and tropical fruits.Praia also has a fishing industry and there are resort beaches nearby. The area what is now Praia was the Atlantic until around 500,000 years ago when the geologic formation enlarged the island especially when the sea level dropped to near its current level about 100,000 years ago.On April 17, 1922, aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral flew a hydroplane for the First aerial crossing of the South Atlantic which arrived at the harbour as its stopover, it started from Lisbon, it came from Porto Grande Bay near Mindelo, it was the last stop before heading to Rio de Janeiro via Fernando de Noronha a day later.