Lobata District

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Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Coordinates: 0°22′N 6°40′E / 0.367°N 6.667°E / 0.367; 6.667Coordinates: 0°22′N 6°40′E / 0.367°N 6.667°E / 0.367; 6.667
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Province/Island São Tomé
Seat Guadalupe
 • Total 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 20,007
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Lobata 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 third largest in terms of population with approximately 16,500 residents and covers approximately 105 square kilometers. The district capital is Guadalupe. The municipality includes an islet called the Ilhéu das Cabras.

District Population History

  • 1940 9,240 (15.2% of the national population)
  • 1950 8,190 (13.6% of the national population)
  • 1960 7,875 (12.3% of the national population)
  • 1970 9,361 (12.7% of the national population)
  • 1981 11,776 (12.2% of the national population)
  • 1991 14,173 (12.1% of the national population)
  • 2001 15,187 (11.0% of the national population)


Lobata 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: Atlantic Ocean
West: Lembá Lobata East: Água Grande
South: Mé-Zóchi

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Portugal Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal - 2013