Palmeira, Cape Verde

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The Port of Palmeira, one of three of the island's ports
The Port of Palmeira, one of three of the island's ports
Palmeira is located in Cape Verde
Coordinates: 16°45′29″N 22°58′55″W / 16.758°N 22.982°W / 16.758; -22.982Coordinates: 16°45′29″N 22°58′55″W / 16.758°N 22.982°W / 16.758; -22.982
CountryCape Verde
Civil parishNossa Senhora das Dores
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total1,420

Palmeira is a town[2] in the northwestern part of the island of Sal, Cape Verde. In 2010 its population was 1,420. The town is situated on the west coast, about 4 km west of the island capital Espargos. Located at Baía de Palmeira, a small bay south of the village, it is home to the main port of the island of Sal. It is the third busiest port of Cape Verde in freight traffic.[3]


A small settlement at the location of present Palmeira was observed by an English captain in 1720.[4] It was mentioned as "Palmera" in the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.[5]


  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ Cabo Verde, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, p. 32-33
  3. ^ Porto da Palmeira, ENAPOR
  4. ^ Ray Almeida. "A History of Ilha do Sal". Archived from the original on 6 February 2016.
  5. ^ Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1747). "Carte des Isles du Cap Verd = Kaart van de Eilanden van Kabo Verde" (in French).