• The official name the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • Sao Tome and Principe are volcanic islands off the coast of West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea
  • Africa’s second smallest country.
  • Part of the Cameroon volcanic mountain line
  • São Tomé and Príncipe are at the heart of the world coordinates are 0.3333° N, 6.7333° E
  • Sao Tome was named after Saint Thomas by the Portuguese explorers
  • São Tomé gained independence in 1975. Principe became autonomous in 1995.
  • Population 196,548 (2017) with around 90% living on São Tomé.
  • Total area 386 square miles, with São Tomé is 6 times larger than Príncipe
  • capital São Tomé (city), which has an area of 6.6 square population of 56,000
  • At sea level, the islands have a tropical climate hot and humid and the yearly temperatures average at about 27⁰C.
  • The rainy season is from October to May. The dry months are from June to September
  • Average life expectancy is 65.
  • Currency is Dobra 
  • They have four national languages which include Portuguese, Portuguese-based creoles Forro, Angolar and Principense. French is also taught in the schools.
  • Agriculture includes cocoanuts, palm kernels, cocoa, copra, cinnamon, pepper, bananas, papayas, beans, poultry and fish. The natural resources are hydropower and fish
  • São Tomé was the world’s largest producer of cocoa in 1908 and the crop is still important.
  • Cocoa representing about 95% of agricultural exports. Other export crops include copra, palm kernels, and coffee
  • Industry textiles, soap, beer, timber, light construction and, fish processing.
  • The islands are home to largest sunbird and the world’s smallest ibis
  • The international dialling code for São Tomé and Príncipe is 00239

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