Sao Tome and Principe: Basic data

Content Type
Country Data and Maps
Institution
Economist Intelligence Unit
Abstract
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Topic
Summary, Basic Data, Economy, Background
Political Geography
Sao Tome and Principe

Land area

1,001 sq km

Population

219,000 (UN, 2020)

Main town

São Tomé (capital), population 71,385 (World Gazetteer estimate, 2014)

Climate

Tropical

Weather in São Tomé (altitude 5 metres)

Hottest month, March, 23-31°C; coldest months, July, August, 21-28°C; driest month, July, 1 mm average rainfall; wettest month, March, 150 mm average rainfall

Languages

Portuguese (official), Lunga santomé, Ling'lé, Lunga ngolá, Crioulo

Measures

Metric system

Currency

Dobra (Db) = 100 centimos; the dobra is pegged to the euro at Db24.5:EUR1

Time

GMT

Public holidays

January 1st (New Year's Day); February 3rd (Day of the Heroes of Liberty); May 1st (Labour Day); July 12th (Independence Day); September 6th (Armed Forces Day); September 30th (Day of Agrarian Reform); December 21st (Feast Day of St Thomas); December 25th (Christmas Day)


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