Overview of Sao Tome and Principe

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Officially name: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

Capital: São Tomé

Largest city: São Tomé

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Democratic semi-presidential Republic

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São Tomé and Príncipe is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two islands: São Tomé and Príncipe, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) apart and about 250 and 225 kilometres (155 and 140 mi), respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon.

Area

Total 1,001 km2 (183rd)
Water (%) 0

Population

2009 estimate 163,000 (188th)
Density 169.1/km2 (69th)
438.2/sq mi

Currency: Dobra (STD)

Time zone

UTC (UTC+0)

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Internet TLD: .st

Calling code: 239