Cantagalo District

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Cantagalo
District
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
Area
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • 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 and covers approximately 119 square kilometers. Its population is 18,194 (2012).[1] The district capital is Santana. Today the population may reached over 20,000 and is now becoming a part of the São Tomé City Metro Area.

The geography includes Ilhéu de Santana. One of the promontories in the district is Ponta da Agulha which is located to its nearby islet of Santana.

Population[edit]

  • 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)[1]
  • 2008: 15,113 (est.)[1]
  • 2012: 18,194[1]

Settlements[edit]

The main settlement is the town Santana. Other settlements are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d INE, Evolução da população São-Tomense por localidades, 2012