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Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde Islands

There is not much reason to visit Sal's Capital, except, perhaps, because it is not a Tourist resort. There are a few restaurants, African craft shops and places to stay, but this modest town is not really geared towards tourists or tourism.

Espargos came into existence when the Italians began work on Sal's Airport in 1939, initially as basic accommodation for the construction workers. Nowadays it has a population of somewhere between 6000 - 8000 Inhabitants.

The name "Espargos" comes from the wild Asparagus bushes that are said to have grown here.

Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde Islands