Santo António

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Coordinates: 01°38′12″N 007°25′04″E / 1.63667°N 7.41778°E / 1.63667; 7.41778

Santo António
Town
Santo António is located in Príncipe
Santo António
Santo António
Location on Príncipe Island
Coordinates: 1°38′12″N 7°25′04″E / 1.63667°N 7.41778°E / 1.63667; 7.41778
Country  São Tomé and Príncipe
Province Príncipe
District Pagué
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,357
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Santo António is the main settlement of Príncipe Island in São Tomé and Príncipe and was colonial capital of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe from 1753 until 1852. It lies on the north east coast and the Palhota River. It serves as the capital of both Príncipe Province and Pagué District and has an estimated population of 1,200 residents.

The town is known for its colonial architecture and for its churches, the largest of which is the main Roman Catholic church, begun in 1947. The town is also known for the Auto da Floripes play, which is done by the citizens and watched by people coming from all over the world.

Population history[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1990
(June 23, Census)
1,000 —    
2000
(June 16, Census)
1,010 +1.0%
2005
(January 1, Estimate)
1,156 +14.5%

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Santo Antonio
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(80)
28
(83)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(80)
26
(79)
26
(78)
26
(79)
27
(80)
27
(80)
27
(81)
27.3
(80.8)
Average low °C (°F) 26
(79)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(80)
26
(78)
24
(76)
24
(75)
24
(76)
26
(78)
27
(80)
27
(80)
26.2
(78.9)
Precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
10.7
(4.2)
18
(7)
24.6
(9.7)
31
(12.2)
8.9
(3.5)
2.3
(0.9)
4.6
(1.8)
18
(7.1)
36
(14)
18.8
(7.4)
9.9
(3.9)
195.8
(76.7)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Transportation[edit]

Santo António is linked with remote unpaved roads that link to the northern and the southern part of the island as well as to near the mountain.

Santo António has a school or a collegiate (colegio), churches, beaches, a small port and a few squares (praças).The local currency is the dobra.

International Relations[edit]

Santo António is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Santo Antonio, Sao Tome and Principe". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.