Palmeira, Cape Verde

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Palmeira
Settlement
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
Palmeira
Palmeira
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
IslandSal
MunicipalitySal
Civil parishNossa Senhora das Dores
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • 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]

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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).