Lobata District

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Lobata
District
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
Area
 • Total 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • 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 and covers approximately 105 square kilometers. Its population is 20,007 (2012).[1] The district capital is Guadalupe. The municipality includes an islet called the Ilhéu das Cabras. The entire district except for the west is becoming a part of the São Tomé City Metro Area.

Population[edit]

  • 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)[1]
  • 2008: 17,311 (est.)[1]
  • 2012: 20,007[1]

Settlements[edit]

Main settlements and communities[edit]

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

Hamlets, fractions and other settlements[edit]

  • Aguã Telha
  • Agua Casada
  • Aguã Coimbra
  • Aguã Sampaio
  • Aragão
  • Boa Esperança
  • Caldeiras
  • Canavial
  • Cruz Grande
  • Desejada
  • Fernão Dias
  • Gratidão
  • Guarda
  • Laranjeiras
  • Mesquita
  • Monte Carmo
  • Morro Vigia
  • Nova Sintra (Nova Cintra)
  • Poisco Alto
  • Praia das Conchas - North
  • Praia das Conchas - South
  • Rio Vouga
  • Saltado
  • Santarém Castanhede
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Luzia
  • Santa Luzia de Lobata
  • Santa Maria
  • Santo Amaro
  • São Carlos
  • Uba Cabra - name of Angolan origin
  • Vale Flor
  • Vale Prazeres
  • Vila Braga
  • Vila Graciosa

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Portugal Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal - 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d INE, Evolução da população São-Tomense por localidades, 2001-2012