Sal Rei

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Sal Rei
Aerial view of Sal Rei
Aerial view of Sal Rei
Sal Rei is located in Cape Verde
Sal Rei
Coordinates: 16°10′37″N 22°55′05″W / 16.177°N 22.918°W / 16.177; -22.918Coordinates: 16°10′37″N 22°55′05″W / 16.177°N 22.918°W / 16.177; -22.918
Country Cape Verde
Island Boa Vista
Municipality Boa Vista
Civil parish Santa Isabel
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 5,778

Sal Rei is a town on the northwestern coast of the island of Boa Vista in eastern Cape Verde. Sal Rei is the island's main urban settlement, and the seat of the Boa Vista Municipality. The name of the settlement means "Salt King" in Portuguese. This name stems from when the island's main industry was salt production.

Sal Rei has a port on the bay and has ferry routes to the islands of Santiago (Praia), Sal (Santa Maria) and Maio (Vila do Maio).[citation needed] The small islet of Ilhéu de Sal Rei, which is mainly sandy and grassy, lies in the harbor.

Tourism is a major industry of Sal Rei. The football/soccer team in town is Académica Sal-Rei.

Sal Rei view from the South
A square in Sal Rei.


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014.