Porto Alegre, São Tomé and Príncipe

Porto Alegre (Portuguese for "Happy Port") is a village in Caué District on São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. Its population is 795 (2012 census).[1] Porto Alegre lies 2.5 km northeast of the southernmost point of São Tomé Island, Ponta Homem da Capa. It is 1.5 km west of Ponta Baleia, 17 km southwest of São João dos Angolares and 40 km southwest of the capital São Tomé.

Porto Alegre
Village
Porto Alegre is located in São Tomé
Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre
Location on São Tomé Island
Coordinates: 0°2′N 6°32′E / 0.033°N 6.533°E / 0.033; 6.533Coordinates: 0°2′N 6°32′E / 0.033°N 6.533°E / 0.033; 6.533
CountrySão Tomé and Príncipe
IslandSão Tomé
DistrictCaué
Population
 (2012)
 • Total795
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Across the Canal das Rolas lies the Ilhéu das Rolas.

On the east side of Ponta Homem da Capa is the beach Praia Inhame. The plantation complex Roça de Porto Alegre was established around 1890 by Jacinto Carneiro de Sousa e Almeida. The oldest preserved building dates from 1918.[2]

Population historyEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2001[3] 461—    
2008[3] 525+13.9%
2012[1] 795+51.4%
 
Information wall on the history of Roça Porto Alegre

ClimateEdit

Porto Alegre has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with heavy to very heavy rainfall in all months except June, July and August.

Climate data for Porto Alegre
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.1
(84.4)
29.5
(85.1)
29.8
(85.6)
29.6
(85.3)
29.0
(84.2)
27.6
(81.7)
26.9
(80.4)
27.2
(81.0)
28.4
(83.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.7
(83.7)
28.5
(83.3)
28.6
(83.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.7
(78.3)
26.1
(79.0)
26.1
(79.0)
26.2
(79.2)
25.7
(78.3)
24.4
(75.9)
23.5
(74.3)
23.8
(74.8)
24.8
(76.6)
25.0
(77.0)
25.3
(77.5)
25.3
(77.5)
25.2
(77.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73.0)
22.5
(72.5)
21.3
(70.3)
20.1
(68.2)
20.5
(68.9)
21.2
(70.2)
21.7
(71.1)
21.9
(71.4)
22.2
(72.0)
21.8
(71.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 292
(11.5)
249
(9.8)
347
(13.7)
390
(15.4)
344
(13.5)
77
(3.0)
12
(0.5)
64
(2.5)
209
(8.2)
493
(19.4)
431
(17.0)
330
(13.0)
3,238
(127.5)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 2012 detailed census São Tomé e Príncipe Archived 2019-03-27 at the Wayback Machine, Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Roça de Porto Alegre - As Roças de São Tomé
  3. ^ a b "Evolução da população São-Tomense por localidades, 2001/2007-08" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estatística. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-09.
  4. ^ "Climate: Porto Alegre". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved September 22, 2020.