Sao Tome and Principe

General Information about Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe are two African islands that form one country. They are located off the north-west coast of Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea and have a combined population of just under 2 million people. The people of Seo Tome and Principe are known as Sao Tomean and speak Portugeuse. Most of the population are Roman Catholics.

Sao Tome is the capital city of Sao Tome and Principe and is situated in the northern part of the main island. Sao Tome has a 16th century cathedral and 400 year old forte that houses the Nation Museum which are both popular attractions.

Principe is the smaller island and has wonderful volcanic mountains, untouched forests, and immaculate beaches. This island is perfect for snorkelling and lazing about in the water. It's capital Santo António is much like the city of Sao Tome but more run down.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate In São Tomé and Príncipe

The climate of São Tomé and Príncipe is typically tropical with hot and humid temperatures all year round mainly due to its proximity to the equator. Sao Tome and Principe experiences heavy rainfall with most of the rainfall occurring from October until May with heavier rain occuring in the North. The average annual temperature sits around 27 degrees and 18 degrees in the lowlands. Temperatures don't often go higher than 32 degrees.

Geography

Geographical Information On São Tomé and Príncipe

Officiall known as the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe measures only 1,001 square kilometres and is the second smallest country in Africa. São Tomé and Príncipe has a coastline of 209 kilometres and is covered in mountains as well as some inactive volcanoes. São Tomé and Príncipe is an archipelago which includes Mount Cameroon, Bioko in Equatorial Guinea. The highest peak of São Tomé and Príncipe is Pico de São Tomé which measures of 2,024 metres.

Economy

Learn About The Economy Of São Tomé and Príncipe

The economy of São Tomé and Príncipe is amongst the poorest in the world with most of the economy surviving off its production of cocoa which employs most of the population. However the cocoa production has come to a decline recently due to drought and mismanagement. São Tomé and Príncipe exports over 95 percent of is cocoa produces to foreign partners including France, Belgium, and Japan. Petroleum discoveries have been made in São Tomé and Príncipe with estimates of as much as more than 10 million barrels. Although there are concerns that the poor community may not see any of this wealth due to corruption from the government. The official currency of São Tomé and Príncipe is the Dobra.

Apartments in Sao Tome and Principe

* São Tomé Apartments


Guesthouses in Sao Tome and Principe

* São Tomé Guesthouses


Hotels in Sao Tome and Principe

* Bombom Hotels* Guadalupe Hotels* Ilheu das Rolas Hotels
* Neves Hotels* Ponta Figo Hotels* Porto Alegre Hotels
* Praia Campanha Hotels* SantʼAna Hotels* Santana Hotels
* Santo António Hotels* São Tomé Hotels* Trindade Hotels
* Vila Moura Hotels


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