Ribeira Afonso

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Ribeira Afonso
Ribeira Afonso is located in São Tomé
Ribeira Afonso
Ribeira Afonso
Location on São Tomé Island
Coordinates: 0°12′N 6°43′E / 0.200°N 6.717°E / 0.200; 6.717Coordinates: 0°12′N 6°43′E / 0.200°N 6.717°E / 0.200; 6.717
Country  São Tomé and Príncipe
Province São Tomé
District Cantagalo
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,621
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Ribeira Afonso is a village on the eastern coast of São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. Its population is 1,621 (2008 est.).[1]

The settlement is named after a nearby stream which flows into the town. It empties into the gulf between Praia da Colónia Açoriana and Praia do Morrão. The area of Colónia Açoriana, its first inhabitants came from Portugal's Azores Islands in the North Atlantic, give its name to the other settlement and the beach.


  1. ^ INE, Evolução da população São-Tomense por localidades, 2001/2007-08