Background of Sao Tome and Principe

Background of Sao Tome and Principe

The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: Sao Tome and Principe located about 140 kilometres apart and about 250 and 225 kilometres respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. Sao Tome, the sizable southern island, is situated just north of the equator.

Land Area in Sao Tome Principe

Agricultural land                             550square kilometres

Forest area                                       274square kilometres

National parks                                 235 square kilometres

Others                                              1.0squarekilometre

Total land area                                  960 square kilometres


Sao Tome and Principe has seven districts whereby Caue is the biggest with 267kilometers and Agua Grande being smallest with 17kilometres.


Sao Tome and Principe has got three major mountains the highest is Pico de Sao Tome with 2,024 metres and Pico de Príncipe being the lowest with 948 metres

Longest River: River Io Grande

National Parks

Sao Tome and Principe has one major national park called Obo Natural Park with 235 square kilometres.

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