El Palmar is a village and the most populated district in Murcia, Spain. It is part of the municipality of Murcia.24,266 people resided in the territory in 2020.
There are two hypotheses about the district name. According to the first one, the name is due to the presence of palm trees and European fan palms. The other hypothesis consists in El Palomar phrase, which appears in historic documents of the 16th century, as the origin of the toponym.