Sal, Cape Verde

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Sal
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Sal is located in Cape Verde
Sal
Sal
Sal is located in Africa
Sal
Sal
Geography
LocationAfrica
Coordinates16°43′N 22°56′W / 16.717°N 22.933°W / 16.717; -22.933
Area219.84 km2 (84.88 sq mi)
Length29.7 km (18.45 mi)
Width11.8 km (7.33 mi)
Highest elevation406 m (1,332 ft)
Highest pointMonte Grande
Administration
MunicipalitySal
Largest settlementEspargos
Demographics
Population39700 (2019)
Pop. density180 /km2 (470 /sq mi)

Sal is an island in Cape Verde. Sal is a tourist destination with white sandy beaches and over 350 days of sunshine a year.

The island was discovered on 3 December 1460. The island is home to Amílcar Cabral International Airport, the busiest airport of Cape Verde. The main port of the island is at Palmeira.

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Administratively, the island of Sal is covered by one municipality. Espargos is the capital city.