Country of the World Sao Tome and Principe

About the country Sao Tome and Principe, its location, size, population, leaders and rulers.



Size: 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km.).

Population: 84,000.

The republic of Sao Tome and Principe consists of those two islands, plus a few smaller ones, in the Gulf of Guinea about 125 mi. off the African coast of Gabon. Sao Tome, by far the larger island, holds nearly 80% of the population. As of 1975, plantations covering 90% of the arable land were reportedly controlled by 28 Portuguese companies, themselves linked through the Banco Nacional Ultramarino and the Companhia Uniao Fabril (CUF). The new republic is said to have the purest water in the world.

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