Sao Tome and Principe


Health in São Tomé and Príncipe

There was a resurgence of malaria in the country in 2010, but the exact cause is unknown.Female life expectancy at birth was 65.1 years in between 2005 and 2010, and male life expectancy at 62.8 for the same time period. Healthy life expectancy at birth was at 64.7 years in 2011.


Climate of São Tomé and Príncipe

At sea level, the climate is tropical—hot and humid with average yearly temperatures of about 27 °C (80.6 °F) and little daily variation. At the interior's higher altitudes, the average yearly temperature is 20 °C (68 °F), and nights are generally cool. Annual rainfall varies from 5,000 mm (196.9 in) on the southwestern slopes to 1,000 mm (39.4 in) in the northern lowlands. The rainy season runs from October to May.


Overview of Sao Tome and Principe

Officially name: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

Capital: São Tomé

Largest city: São Tomé

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Democratic semi-presidential Republic