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Palmeira is a town 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.

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

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