Santo António

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Coordinates: 01°38′12″N 007°25′04″E / 1.63667°N 7.41778°E / 1.63667; 7.41778

Santo António
Town
Street in Santo António, 2015
Street in Santo António, 2015
Santo António is located in Príncipe
Santo António
Santo António
Location on Príncipe Island
Coordinates: 1°38′12″N 7°25′04″E / 1.63667°N 7.41778°E / 1.63667; 7.41778
Country  São Tomé and Príncipe
Province Príncipe
District Pagué
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,357
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Santo António is the main settlement of Príncipe Island in São Tomé and Príncipe and was the colonial capital of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe from 1753 until 1852. It lies on the north east coast and the Palhota River. It serves as the capital of both Príncipe Province and Pagué District and has an estimated population of 1,200 residents.

The town is known for its colonial architecture and for its churches, the largest of which is the main Roman Catholic church, begun in 1947. The town is also known for the Auto da Floripes play, which is performed by the citizens and watched by people coming from all over the world.

Population history[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1990
(June 23, Census)
1,000 —    
2000
(June 16, Census)
1,010 +1.0%
2005
(January 1, Estimate)
1,156 +14.5%

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Santo Antonio
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.5
(90.5)
32.6
(90.7)
33.4
(92.1)
32.8
(91)
32.0
(89.6)
31.7
(89.1)
30.3
(86.5)
30.8
(87.4)
30.3
(86.5)
30.8
(87.4)
31.8
(89.2)
31.6
(88.9)
33.4
(92.1)
Average high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
29.6
(85.3)
29.6
(85.3)
29.4
(84.9)
28.8
(83.8)
27.6
(81.7)
26.8
(80.2)
27.1
(80.8)
27.4
(81.3)
27.5
(81.5)
28.2
(82.8)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.8
(78.4)
25.8
(78.4)
25.4
(77.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.5
(74.3)
23.8
(74.8)
24.3
(75.7)
24.4
(75.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.2
(77.4)
24.8
(76.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
20.0
(68)
22.0
(71.6)
22.1
(71.8)
21.9
(71.4)
20.7
(69.3)
20.2
(68.4)
20.4
(68.7)
21.2
(70.2)
21.4
(70.5)
21.4
(70.5)
21.8
(71.2)
21.2
(70.2)
Record low °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
19.6
(67.3)
20.0
(68)
19.7
(67.5)
19.7
(67.5)
16.7
(62.1)
15.6
(60.1)
15.9
(60.6)
18.7
(65.7)
19.6
(67.3)
19.5
(67.1)
19.6
(67.3)
15.6
(60.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 113
(4.45)
105
(4.13)
186
(7.32)
233
(9.17)
229
(9.02)
89
(3.5)
21
(0.83)
36
(1.42)
146
(5.75)
398
(15.67)
174
(6.85)
142
(5.59)
1,872
(73.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 14 11 16 18 18 7 14 12 21 25 18 14 188
Average relative humidity (%) 88 86 86 87 88 83 83 83 86 89 88 87 86
Source: Deutscher Wetterdienst[1]

Transportation[edit]

Santo António is linked with remote unpaved roads that link to the northern and the southern part of the island as well as to near the mountain.

Santo António has a school or a collegiate (colegio), churches, beaches, a small port and a few squares (praças).The local currency is the dobra.

International relations[edit]

Santo António is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klimatafel von Santo Antonio / Insel Principe / Sao Tomé und Principe" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved February 6, 2016.