Praia Baixo

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Praia Baixo
Settlement
Praia Baixo is located in Cape Verde
Praia Baixo
Coordinates: 15°03′34″N 23°28′20″W / 15.0595°N 23.4721°W / 15.0595; -23.4721Coordinates: 15°03′34″N 23°28′20″W / 15.0595°N 23.4721°W / 15.0595; -23.4721
CountryCape Verde
IslandSantiago
MunicipalitySão Domingos
Civil parishNossa Senhora da Luz
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total952
ID75108

Praia Baixo is a village in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is part of the municipality of São Domingos and the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz. It is situated on the east coast, 1.5 km northwest of Achada Baleia, 11 km southeast of Pedra Badejo, 10 km east of São Domingos and 16 km north of the capital Praia. In 2010 its population was 952.

The beach of Praia Baixo is a nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles. A protection program is organized by the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Tartarugas Marinhas em Cabo Verde / património natural da humanidade" [Sea Turtles in Cape Verde, Humanity's Natural Heritage] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 August 2018.