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Sao Tome and Principe's Quick Facts

Land Area 964 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Area 964 km2
Population 197,541
Population Density 204.92 / km2
Government Type Semi-Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $694.00 Million
GDP Per Capita $3,300
Currency Dobra (STD)
Largest Cities
  • Sao Tome (53,300)
  • Name: Sao Tome and Principe
    (long form) Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  • Capital City: Sao Tome (56,166 pop.)
  • Sao Tome Population: 186,817 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Dobra
    (conversion rates)

    50,000 dobras
  • Ethnicity: 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)
  • GDP total: $264 million (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Portuguese (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Sao Tome
  • Name: Sao Tome is Portuguese for Saint Thomas, named for its discovery on St. Thomas Day; Principe is Portuguese for Prince
  • National Day: July 12
  • Religion: Catholic 70.3%, Evangelical 3.4%, New Apostolic 2%, Adventist 1.8%, other 3.1%, none or other 19.4%
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