Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 183,176,
making it the 185th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Sao Tome with a total population of 56,166. The
country encompasses 964 square kilometers making it the 185th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the
Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

President Manuel Pinto Da Costa is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira Da Costa is recognized as
the Head of Government and achieves that status through selection by the National Assembly and approval by the president
and holds that position for five years. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution
in March 1990.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Portuguese. It counts among its major religions Catholic, Evangelical, New
Apostolic, Adventist and other and no faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 5 FM, 1 Short Wave and 2
Television stations.

Major geographical features are Pico de Sao Tome, its highest point at 2,029 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 209 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are light construction, textiles, soap, beer, fish
processing and timber. Its official currency is Sao Tome and Principean Dobra.

Here’s something you may not know about Sao Tome and Principe. The islands' sugar-based economy gave way to coffee
and cocoa in the 19th century.
Baobab Tree
Principe Beach on the
Atlantic Ocean- Sao
Tome and Principe's
lowest point
Lighthouse on Ilheu de
Road to Santa Catarina
Santo Antonio
Sao Nicolas Falls
Breadfruit- the staple
food for the people of
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and
Principean children
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Pico Sao Tome- Sao
Tome and Principe's
highest  and
westernmost point
Freshly hatched
Leatherback turtles
Monte Pico in Parque
Sao Tome Capital
Market- Sao Tome and
Principe's capital and
largest city
Feijoada- a traditional
bean stew of Sao Tome
and Principe
Ilheu Bom Bom- the
northernmost point of
Sao Tome and Principe
Ilheu Caroco- Sao
Tome and Principe's
easternmost point
Ilheu das Cabras off
the northern coast of
Sao Tome
Equator marker on
Ilheu das Rolas- Sao
Tome and Principe's
southernmost point
Fishing boats on Praia
das Conchas
Ladies of Sao Tome
and Principe in
traditional dress
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Lighthouse on Tinhosa