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Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe


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SAO TOME Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Capital Sao Tome
Land Area 372 mi2


  • Total 160,174
  • Density 430.0 people/mi2
  • Growth 2.33% per year
  • Children 46.86%
  • Adult 49.66%
  • Elderly 3.481%

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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Sao Tome and Principe, officially the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two islands: Sao Tome and Principe, located about 87 miles apart and about155 and 140 miles, respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. Both islands are part of an extinct volcanic mountain range. Sao Tome, the sizable southern island, is situated just north of the equator. It was named in honour of Saint Thomas by Portuguese explorers who happened to arrive at the island on his feast day.

Sao Tome and Principe is the second-smallest African country in terms of population (the Seychelles being the smallest). It is the smallest country in the world that is not a former British overseas territory, a former United States trusteeship, or one of the European microstates. It is also the smallest Portuguese-speaking country.

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