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Praia Inhame Eco Lodge in Sao Tome and Principe
Praia Inhame Eco Lodge in Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé

Breakfast at the Praia Inhame Eco Lodge
Photo by Eden Constantino

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

Africa

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

Africa

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Capital: Sao Tome

Location: Central Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, west of Gabon

Government: Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Currency: dobras (STD)

Area: 964 sq km

Population: 213,948 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Portuguese 98.4% (official), Forro 36.2%, Cabo Verdian 8.5%, French 6.8%, Angolar 6.6%, English 4.9%, Lunguie 1%, other (including sign language) 2.4%; note - shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census; other Portuguese-based Creoles are also spoken (2012 est.)

Religion: Catholic 55.7%, Adventist 4.1%, Assembly of God 3.4%, New Apostolic 2.9%, Mana 2.3%, Universal Kingdom of God 2%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 6.2%, none 21.2%, unspecified 1% (2012 est.)

TimeZone: UTC 0

Tel Code: +239

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