São Tomé and Príncipe

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  • Area: 964 sq. km (372 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 197,541 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.78% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 64.9 years (2016)
  • Languages: Portuguese 98.4% (official), Forro 36.2%, Cabo Verdian 8.5%, French 6.8%, Angolar 6.6%, English 4.9% (note: some respondents gave multiple answers)
  • Religions: 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%
  • Formal name: Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  • Alternate names: Colónia de São Tomé e Príncipe, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Province of Sao Tome and Principe, Província de São Tomé e Príncipe, República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe, Saint Thomas and Prince, Saint Thomas and Principe, São Thomé
  • Government type: semi-presidential republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Evaristo CARVALHO; head of government: Prime Minister Patrice Emery TROVOADA
  • Capital: São Tomé
  • Administrative divisions: 2 provinces
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $3,200 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: cocoa 80%, copra, coffee, palm oil (2010 est.)
  • Imports: machinery and electrical equipment, food products, petroleum products
  • Currency: dobra (STD)

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