Água Grande District

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Água Grande
District
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Coordinates: 0°20′N 6°44′E / 0.333°N 6.733°E / 0.333; 6.733Coordinates: 0°20′N 6°44′E / 0.333°N 6.733°E / 0.333; 6.733
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Province/Island São Tomé
Seat São Tomé
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 73,091
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Água Grande is a district of São Tomé Province. Its capital, São Tomé, is also the provincial capital of São Tomé, and national capital of the equatorial Atlantic island nation of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. Covering only 17 km2 (7 sq mi), it is the smallest of the nation's seven districts in terms of area, but the largest in population with 73,091 residents (2012).[1] The entire district forms a part of the São Tomé City Metropolitan Area.

Population[edit]

  • 1940: 8,431 (13.9% of the national population)
  • 1950: 7,821 (13.0% of the national population)
  • 1960: 9,586 (14.9% of the national population)
  • 1970: 19,636 (26.6% of the national population)
  • 1981: 32,375 (33.5% of the national population)
  • 1991: 42,331 (36.0% of the national population)
  • 2001: 51,886 (37.7% of the national population)
  • 2008: 59,144 (est.)
  • 2012: 73,091

Settlements[edit]

The main settlement is the town São Tomé. Other settlements are:

  • Água Porca
  • Almeirim
  • Boa Morte
  • Madre Deus
  • Oquê del Rei
  • Pantufo
  • Quinta Santo Antonio
  • Riboque - part of the city of São Tomé
  • São Marçal

Persons[edit]

International relations[edit]

Água Grande District is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ INE, Evolução da população São-Tomense por localidades, 2001/2007-08
  2. ^ "Lisboa - Geminações de Cidades e Vilas" [Lisbon - Twinning of Cities and Towns]. Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses [National Association of Portuguese Municipalities] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-08-23.