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Hope Is The Last To Die.



Population: 179,506 (2011)
Land Area: 1,001 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, hydro power
Capital: Sao Tome
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Fradique De Menezes (2001)
Head of Government: Patrice Emery Trovoada (2010)
Languages: Portuguese
Currency: Dobra (STD)
Major Religions: Catholic 70.3%, Evangelical 3.4%, New Apostolic 2%, Adventist 1.8%, Other 3.1%, None 19.4%
Major Ethnicities: Mestico, Angolares, Forros, Servicais, Tongas, Europeans
Life Expectancy: 63.11 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 187 million (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 316.9 million (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 14.7%, Industry 22.9%, Services 62.4% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Light construction, textiles, soap, beer, fish processing, timber
Agriculture Products: Cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, copra, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, bananas, papayas, beans; poultry; fish
Human Development Index: 0.509 (144th)
Tourism Revenue: 10 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: NA

MilitarySao Tome and Principe

Army Size: NA
Budget: 0.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Sao Tome and Principe is located in Western Africa. Sao Tome and Principe is an island off the coast of Africa, and thus shares no land borders with other countries, but shares some maritime borders. Recent oil exploration promises to change the fortunes of Sao Tome and Principe, with major oil companies seeking to gain access to the oil reserves off the shores.

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Updated on: December 29, 2011