Cantagalo District

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Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Coordinates: 0°13′N 6°42′E / 0.217°N 6.700°E / 0.217; 6.700Coordinates: 0°13′N 6°42′E / 0.217°N 6.700°E / 0.217; 6.700
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Province/Island São Tomé
Seat Santana
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 18,194
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Cantagalo is a district of São Tomé Province. Out of the seven districts that make up the equatorial Atlantic islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. It is fourth largest in terms of population in 2004 and covers approximately 119 square kilometers. The district capital is Santana.

District Population History

  • 1940 7,854 (12.9% of the national population)
  • 1950 8,568 (14.2% of the national population)
  • 1960 9,758 (15.2% of the national population)
  • 1970 9,697 (13.1% of the national population)
  • 1981 10,435 (10.8% of the national population)
  • 1991 11,433 (9.7% of the national population)
  • 2001 13,258 (9.6% of the national population)

International Relations[edit]

Cantagalo is twinned with:


Cantagalo has schools or collegiates (colegio), a lyceum (middle schools), a stadium, churches, beaches, a small port and a few squares (praças). The municipality is the middle-class in GDP and GNP in São Tomé and Príncipe.

North: Mé-Zóchi
West: Mé-Zóchi and Caué Cantagalo East: Atlantic Ocean
South: Caué