Sao Tome and Principe – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Full name: Sao Tome and Principe

Area         total: 1,001 sq km         water: 0 sq km         land: 1,001 sq km

Population: 187,410 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups 

        mestico         angolares (descendants of Angolan slaves)         forros (descendants of freed slaves)         servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde)         tongas (children of servicais born on the islands)         Europeans (primarily Portuguese) 

Capital: Sao Tome, population 45,000

Largest Cities

        Santo Antonio        Porto Alegre

Official Language: Portuguese (official)

Religions: Christian 80% (Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist)

Political system: republic 

GDP: purchasing power parity – $214 million (2003 est.)  

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $1,200 (2003 est.)

Annual growth: 6% (2004 est.) 

GDP – composition by sectors

        agriculture: 16.5%         industry: 15.4%         services: 68.1% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 6% (2004 est.)