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
CountrySão Tomé and Príncipe
IslandSão Tomé
SeatNeves
Area
 • Total229.5 km2 (88.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total14,652
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (UTC)

Lembá is a district of São Tomé and Príncipe, on São Tomé Island. Its area is 229.5 km2 (89 sq mi), [1] and its population is 14,652 (2012).[2] The district seat is Neves. It is divided into the two statistical subdistricts Neves and Santa Catarina.[3][2]:15

Geography[edit]

Much of the district lies within Parque Natural Obô de São Tomé.[4] The district has the nation's highest point, Pico de São Tomé. The river Xufexufe flows through the district. A few islets are adjacent to the island coast including Gabado and Ilhéu de São Miguel.

Population[edit]

Population of Lembá District (1940—2012)
Year Population
1940[5]
6,895
1950[5]
6,255
1960[5]
6,234
1970[5]
6,199
1981[5]
7,905
1991[5]
9,016
2001[5][2]
10,696
2012[5][2]
14,652

Settlements[edit]

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

Politics[edit]

Lembá currently has six seats in the National Assembly.[6]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Lembá District is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sao Tome and Principe, citypopulation.de
  2. ^ a b c d Projecção a nível distrital 2012 - 2020, Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ Statistical divisions of São Tomé and Príncipe, Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ "Parque Natural d'Obô em São Tomé". Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Evolução da População Recenseada, 1940 a 2012, Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  6. ^ Elections in São Tomé and Principe, African Elections Database.
  7. ^ a b Geminações de Cidades e Vilas

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