Sao Tome and Principe

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Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Sao Tome and Principe, and Sáo Tomé (GPS: 0 20 N 6 44 E), the capital city of the country located in (the) Central Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, west of Gabon.

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A former Portuguese colony, Sáo Tomé and Príncipe comprises two main islands and surrounding islets, off the west coast of Africa. Elections in 1991 ended 15 years of Marxism.


Sao Tome and Principe is volcanic, mountainous.

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The tiny volcanic islands of Sáo Tomé and Príncipe lie in the Gulf of Guinea about 150 mi (240 km) off West Africa. Sáo Tomé (about 330 sq mi 859 sq km) is covered by a dense mountainous jungle, out of which have been carved large plantations. Príncipe (about 40 sq mi 142 sq km) consists of jagged mountains. Other islands in the republic are Pedras Tinhosas and Rolas. About 95% of the population lives on Sáo Tomé.

Sáo Tomé and Príncipe (area: 964 sq km / 372,2 sq mi), where the official language is Portuguese, lying in Africa and using the currency; Sáo Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STD), since 1977, set their clock to UTC 0. That means they are 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Sao Tome, the capital. Note to the time difference: N/A.

The climate in Sao Tome and Principe; Hot and humid, but cooled by the Benguela Current. Plentiful rainfall.

Geography in a nutshell; Islands scattered across the equator. Sáo Tomé and Príncipe are heavily forested and mountainous.

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About Sao Tome and Principe and the capital, Sáo Tomé

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Flag description: three horizontal bands of green (top), yellow (double width), and green with two black five-pointed stars placed side by side in the center of the yellow band and a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; green stands for the country’s rich vegetation, red recalls the struggle for independence, and yellow represents cocoa, one of the country’s main agricultural products; the two stars symbolize the two main islands. Note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia.Border length: 0 km.

Did you know about Sao Tome and Principe?

  • Sáo Tomé & Príncipe are a pair of islands in the Gulf of Guinea that formerly belonged to Portugal. They became independent in 1975.
  • Cocoa provides 95% of export earnings. Coconuts, pepper, coffee also farmed. Tourism potential. Offshore oil may come onstream in 2012.
  • Largely volcanic, this two-island republic depends on cocoa exports for almost all its income.

Facts of Sao Tome and Principe (ST)

Name conventional long form: Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, conventional short form: Sao Tome and Principe, local long form: Republica Democratica de Sao Tome e Principe, local short form: Sao Tome e Principe, etymology: Sao Tome was named after Saint THOMAS the Apostle by the Portuguese who discovered the island on 21 December 1470 (or 1471), the saint’s feast day; Principe is a shortening of the original Portuguese name of “Ilha do Principe” (Isle of the Prince) referring to the Prince of Portugal to whom duties on the island’s sugar crop were paid
Codes: ISO; ST, Internet; .st
Capital city: Sáo Tomé
Language(s): Portuguese 98.4% (official language), Forro 36.2%, Cabo Verdian 8.5%, French 6.8%, Angolar 6.6%, English 4.9%, Lunguie 1%, other (including sign language) 2.4%. Note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2012 estimate)
National holiday(s): Independence Day, 12 July (1975)
Motto: Unidade, Disciplina, Trabalho (Unity, Discipline, Work)
Currency: Sáo Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STD), since 1977
GPS: 1 00 N, 7 00 E, Sáo Tomé; 0 20 N 6 44 E
Location: Central Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, west of Gabon
Geography note: the smallest country in Africa; the two main islands form part of a chain of extinct volcanoes and both are mountainous
Land boundaries: N/A, 0 km
Maritime boundaries: Atlantic Ocean
Coastline: 209 km
Area: total: 964 sq km; land: 964 sq km, water: 0 sq km (total 372,2 mi2), more than five times the size of Washington, DC.
Roadways: total: 320 km, paved: 218 km, unpaved: 102 km (2000)
Waterways: N/A
Local time (capital): UTC 0, 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: N/A
Population in Sao Tome and Principe: 208 818
Population in Sao Tome: 64 000 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 65.1% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: SAO TOME (capital) 71,000 (2014)
Population growth rate: 1.78% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 33.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 42.47% (male 42,660 / female 41,234) 15-24 years: 20.33% (male 20,358 / female 19,808) 25-54 years: 30.66% (male 29,728 / female 30,829) 55-64 years: 3.7% (male 3,342 / female 3,959) 65 years and over: 2.85% (male 2,506 / female 3,117) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 18.2 years; male: 17.8 years, female: 18.6 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: mestico, angolares (descendants of Angolan slaves), forros (descendants of freed slaves), servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde), tongas (children of servicais born on the islands), Europeans (primarily Portuguese), Asians (mostly Chinese)
Religions: Catholic 55.7%, Adventist 4.1%, Assembly of God 3.4%, New Apostolic 2.9%, Mana 2.3%, Universal Kingdom of God 2%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 6.2%, none 21.2%, unspecified 1% (2012 estimate)
Government type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Legal system: mixed legal system of civil law base on the Portuguese model and customary law
National anthem: Independencia (Total Independence)
Known national hazards: N/A
Major infectious diseases: The degree of risk(s): high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: malaria and dengue feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasis (2016)
Land use: agricultural land: 50.7%; arable land 9.1%; permanent crops 40.6%; permanent pasture 1%; forest: 28.1%; other: 21.2% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, copra, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, bananas, papayas, beans; poultry; fish
Industries: light construction, textiles, soap, beer, fish processing, timber
Export commodities: cocoa 80%, copra, coffee, palm oil (2010 estimate)
Main export partners: Netherlands 29.2%, Belgium 22.4%, Spain 15.5%, US 6.6%, Nigeria 5.1% (2015)
Import commodities:
machinery and electrical equipment, food products, petroleum products
Main import partners: Portugal 65.2%, China 8.1%, Gabon 7.3% (2015)

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