Where is Sao Tome and Principe?

Located in Central Africa, Sao Tome and Principe is an island nation. It has a 209.00 km coastline.

Sao Tome and Principe is an African country covering 964.00 km2. This makes it the 25th smallest country in the world and about 3 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 1 00 N, 7 00 E and Sao Tome is the capital city.

Sao Tome and Principe was named by the Portuguese after Saint Thomas.

Its ISO code is ST.


Sao Tome and Principe has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a dry, desert climate with great temperature extremes. Its terrain is mostly volcanic and mountainous.


Sao Tome and Principe has a population of 197,541 making it the 184th largest in the world.

The majority of the population speaks Portuguese. The major ethnic groups reported as mestico, angolares, and forros. The majority of the population is Catholic or non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 239.


Sao Tome and Principe is an independent country. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Its constitution was last ratified in 1975.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Sao Tome and Principe's GDP is $694,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 207th largest economy and its citizens the 182nd richest in the world. The currency of Sao Tome and Principe is the Dobra (STD).

Its major export partners are the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain. Its main exports are cocoa, copra, coffee, and palm oil. Its major import partners are Portugal, China, and Gabon. Its major imports include machinery and electrical equipment, food products, and petroleum products.

This page was last modified on February 6th, 2018