Lembá District

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Lembá
District
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Coordinates: 0°21′N 6°30′E / 0.350°N 6.500°E / 0.350; 6.500Coordinates: 0°21′N 6°30′E / 0.350°N 6.500°E / 0.350; 6.500
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Province/Island São Tomé
Seat Neves
Area
 • Total 230 km2 (90 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 15,370
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Lembá is a district of São Tomé Province. Out of the seven districts that make up the equatorial Atlantic island group of São Tomé and Príncipe, its population is relatively small at approximately 15,370, but it is second largest in terms of area covering approximately 230 square kilometers. The district capital is Neves.

District Population History

  • 1940 6,885 (11.4% of the national population)
  • 1950 6,196 (10.3% of the national population)
  • 1960 6,196 (9.7% of the national population)
  • 1970 6,206 (8.4% of the national population)
  • 1981 7,905 (8.2% of the national population)
  • 1991 9,016 (7.7% of the national population)
  • 2001 10,696 (7.8% of the national population)

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

North: Atlantic Ocean Northeast: Lobata
West: Atlantic Ocean Lembá East: Mé-Zóchi
South: Atlantic Ocean Southeast: Caué