Sal, Cape Verde

🇨🇻 Sal is an island in Cape Verde. Sal is a tourist destination with white sandy beaches and over 350 days of sunshine a year. It is one of the three sandy eastern islands of the Cape Verde archipelago in the central Atlantic Ocean, 350 mi off the west coast of Africa. Cabo Verde is known for year-round kite-boarding, for the large reserve of Caretta turtles which hatch from July to September, and the music of Cesaria Evora.

Economy Sal's main town, Espargos, is home to one of the nation's international airports. Tourism, focused on the area of Santa Maria, has replaced salt and fishing as the main source of income. In 2017, 48.2% of the country's available beds were on the island of Sal. The living standards on the island are among the best in the Cape Verde archipelago. The island's GDP per capita as of 2015 is 495,827 escudos (4,497 euro).

Infrastructure The island is home to Amílcar Cabral International Airport, the busiest airport of Cape Verde. The main port of the island of Sal is at Palmeira. The main roads are: • Santa Maria - Espargos Road (EN1-SL01) • Palmeira - Espargos Road (EN1-SL02)

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Sal has a population of over 39,700 people. Sal is situated 270 km north-east of Praia.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Sal is twinned with: 🇵🇹 Cascais, Portugal; 🇮🇹 Desenzano del Garda, Italy; 🇮🇹 Grottammare, Italy; 🇬🇧 South Normanton, England, UK.

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