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SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE
     – Country Information

Population:
São Tomé and Príncipe have a population of 211,122 as of 2020.

Size:
964 sq km / 372 sq mi (one of the smallest countries in Africa)

Capital City:
The city of São Tomé is the capital and is located on the northeastern coast of the São Tomé island.

Ethnic Groups:
79.5% Black-White mixture
10% Fang
7.6% Angolares
1.9% Portuguese
1% Other

Religion:
55.7% Roman Catholic
11.8% Other Christian
28.4% Other / Nonreligious

Languages:
Portuguese

Portuguese based creoles are also spoken.

Geography:
São Tomé and Príncipe are two islands off the west coast of central Africa. They are volcanic islands with tropical climates and tropical forests.

Economy:
São Tomé and Príncipe have a small economy based mainly on agriculture and non-commercial fishing. Their main export is cocoa beans and they rely heavily on imports.

Interesting Fact:
These islands are home to the world’s largest sunbird.

Important Facts:
São Tomé and Príncipe were both uninhabited islands discovered by the Portuguese. In the 16th century, the Portuguese settled the islands and started sugar plantations and brought in slaves. São Tomé and Príncipe gained independence on July 12, 1975.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

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