San Antonio de Palé
A sma toun, it haes ae 600 inhabitants, the majority o whom speak the Annobonese creole. It is locatit in the extreme north o the island, which is the driest an flattest aurie. It is hame tae an aerodrome, a quay, a medical centre, a school, a lichthoose, a radio station an a Catholic mission.
Foondit bi Portuguese explorers, it passed unner Spainyie control in 1778, alang wi the rest o Annobón. In 1801, the Breetish constructit a sma fort there, an later on, in 1827, Spain rentit oot the aurie aroond San Antonio as a Breetish base for the slave trade. The toun an aa served as the centre o evangelisation o runaway slaves frae Angolae. Capuchin an Carmelite missionaries first made the toun their base in 1580.