Mé-Zóchi District

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Mé-Zóchi
District
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Coordinates: 0°15′N 6°40′E / 0.250°N 6.667°E / 0.250; 6.667Coordinates: 0°15′N 6°40′E / 0.250°N 6.667°E / 0.250; 6.667
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Province/Island São Tomé
Seat Trindade
Area
 • Total 122 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 40,414
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Mé-Zóchi 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 second largest in population and covers approximately 122 square kilometers. The district capital is Trindade. Its population is 40,414 (2008 est.).[1]

Population[edit]

  • 1940 18,422 (30.4% of the national population)
  • 1950 18,056 (30.0% of the national population)
  • 1960 20,374 (31.7% of the national population)
  • 1970 20,550 (27.9% of the national population)
  • 1981 24,258 (25.1% of the national population)
  • 1991 29,758 (25.3% of the national population)
  • 2001 35,105 (25.5% of the national population)
  • 2008 40,414 (est.)

Settlements[edit]

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

Hamlets, neighborhoods, sections and other settlements[edit]

  • Abade
  • Aguãs Belas
  • Amélia
  • Belmonte
  • Bemposta
  • Benfica
  • Boa Novo
  • Bombaim - name etymology likely of Angolan origin
  • Bom Retiro
  • Bom Sucesso
  • Campo Grande
  • Chamiço - name etymology likely of Angolan origin
  • Claudina
  • Favorita
  • Filipina
  • Formosa
  • Java
  • Laura
  • Lemos
  • Rio Lima
  • Madalena
  • May
  • Milagrosa
  • Monte Macaco
  • Mongo - name etymology of Angolan origin
  • Mulembu - name etymology of Angolan origin
  • Nova Celão
  • Nova Moça
  • Novo Destino
  • Pedra Maria
  • Prado
  • Queluz
  • Vitória Quilemba
  • Quinta das Flores
  • Roça Nova
  • Rodia
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Elvira
  • Santa Fé
  • Santa Luísa
  • Santa Margarida
  • São Carlos
  • São Januário
  • São João
  • São José
  • São José de Mé-Zóchi
  • São Luís
  • São Nicolau
  • Saudade
  • Tras-os-Montes
  • Vale Formoso
  • Vanguarda
  • Vista Alegre
  • Zampalma
  • Zampalma Velha

Economy[edit]

Its main economy is agriculture in the district and forms a large part of agricultural production in the country, coffee and cocoa are its main productions even exports in the country. According to INE, it dominates 26.28% of the national rural population in the country.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INE, Evolução da população São-Tomense por localidades, 2001/2007-08
  2. ^ Silva, C.F.L.L. - Segurança alimentar em São Tomé e Príncipe. Estudo de caso dos distritos de Água-Grande e Mé-Zóchi (Food protection in São Tomé and Príncipe: Studies in the Districts of Água Grande and Mé-Zóchi). Lisbon: ISA, 2014, p. 160