Lobata District

Lobata is a district of São Tomé and Príncipe, on São Tomé Island. Its area is 105 km2 (41 sq mi),[1] and its population is 19,365 (2012).[2] The district seat is Guadalupe. It is divided into the four statistical subdistricts Guadalupe, Santo Amaro, Conde and Micoló.[3][2]: 15 

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
CountrySão Tomé and Príncipe
IslandSão Tomé
SeatGuadalupe
Area
 • Total105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total19,365
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (UTC)

GeographyEdit

The district includes an islet called the Ilhéu das Cabras. Numerous beaches dot the coast, including Praia de Lagoa Azul, das Conchas, Guegue Micoló, das Plancas and dos Tamarindos. The eastern part of the district is increasingly urbanised due to its proximity to the city São Tomé.

PopulationEdit

Population of Lobata District (1940—2012)
Year Population
1940[4]
9,194
1950[4]
8,181
1960[4]
7,905
1970[4]
9,372
1981[4]
11,731
1991[4]
14,173
2001[4][2]
15,187
2012[4][2]
19,365

SettlementsEdit

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

Landmarks and points of interestEdit

PoliticsEdit

Lobata currently has six seats in the National Assembly.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

Twin townsEdit

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