Tinhosa Grande

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tinhosa Grande
Map of São Tomé and Príncipe with Tinhosa Grande on the top
Location São Tomé and Príncipe, northeast of the island of São Tomé Island and about 20 km (12 mi) SW of Príncipe Island
Coordinates 1°21′53″N 7°16′40″E / 1.3646°N 7.2777°E / 1.3646; 7.2777Coordinates: 1°21′53″N 7°16′40″E / 1.3646°N 7.2777°E / 1.3646; 7.2777
Area 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi) (approx.)
Highest elevation 75 m (246 ft) (approx. 50 to 100 m)
Population 0
Additional information

Tinhosa Grande is an islet in São Tomé and Príncipe located northeast of the main island of São Tomé and approximately 20 km (12 mi) southwest of the island of Príncipe. The islet is south of nearby smaller islet named Tinhosa Pequena.

Since 2012, it forms a part of the UNESCO's Island of Príncipe Biosphere Reserve (also known as Príncipe Biosphere Reserve as it encompass its surrounding islands).[1]

Numerous seabirds dominate the islet including Anous stolidus, Anous minutus, Onychoprion fuscatus, white-tailed tropic bird (Phaethon lepturus) and the brown booby (Sula leucogaster)[2] These are also founded on the neighboring islet.


The islet contains dry grasslands and rock ledges up to 40 m (130 ft) high.


The islet can be seen from the southwestern part of Príncipe Island, but only rarely from São Tomé Island.

Nearest islands and islets[edit]


  1. ^ "World Network of Biosphere Reserves". Island of Príncipe. UNESCO. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Christy, Patrice (17 March 2011). "Important Bird Areas in Africa and associated islands" (PDF). pp. 727–731. Retrieved 17 March 2011.