Autonomous Region of Príncipe

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The Autonomous Region of Príncipe (Portuguese: Região Autónoma do Príncipe) is an autonomous administrative division of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. Established on 29 April 1995, it covers the island of Príncipe and a number of small uninhabited islands around it, with an area of 142 km2 (55 sq mi) in total.[2] As defined by the constitution of São Tomé and Príncipe, the Autonomous Region of Príncipe has a Regional Assembly and a Regional Government.[3] Its population was 7,324 at the 2012 census;[4] the latest official estimate was 8,420.[1] It consists of a single district: Pagué. Its seat is the town Santo António.

Autonomous Region of Príncipe
Região Autónoma do Príncipe
Autonomous Region
Flag of Autonomous Region of Príncipe
Map of São Tomé and Príncipe highlighting Príncipe Region near the top right corner
Map of São Tomé and Príncipe highlighting Príncipe Region near the top right corner
Coordinates: 1°37′N 7°24′E / 1.617°N 7.400°E / 1.617; 7.400Coordinates: 1°37′N 7°24′E / 1.617°N 7.400°E / 1.617; 7.400
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
CapitalSanto António
Area
 • Total142 km2 (55 sq mi)
Elevation
947 m (3,107 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total8,420
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0
ISO 3166 codeST-P

IslandsEdit

The main island of the autonomous region is Príncipe. Smaller offshore islets are:

HistoryEdit

In 1995, a few years after the country's democratic transition, Príncipe became an autonomous region. The island's first regional government was elected in the same year. The central government's failure to hold any local election in the years thereafter caused another popular protest in June 2006 that forced Príncipe's regional government to step down.

PopulationEdit

Population of Pagué District/Autonomous Region of Príncipe (1940—2012)
Year Population
1940[5]
3,144
1950[5]
4,390
1960[5]
4,563
1970[5]
4,576
1981[5]
5,255
1991[5]
5,471
2001[5][4]
5,966
2012[5][4]
7,324

SettlementsEdit

 
Pagué District, ARP

The main settlement is the town of Santo António. Other settlements are:

Notable PersonsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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