Sao Tomé and Príncipe



Area 960 Km2
Population 0.195 Millions
HDI Rank 144 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Sao Tomé
Demographic distribution 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)
Spoken languages
Religious beliefs Catholic 70.3%; Evangelical 3.4%; New Apostolic 2%; Adventist 1.8% (2001 census)
Political regime Acção Democratic Independent (ADI) - 26 seats; followed by Movimento de Libertacao de São Tomé e Príncipe (MLSTP) - 21 seats; Partido Convergencia Democratica (PCD) - 7 seats; Movimento Democratico Força da Mundança (MDFM) - 1 seat.
Head of State Manuel Pinto da Costa (President), Patrice Trovoada (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations UN, African Union, Community of Portuguese speaking countries (CPLP) and African Countries with Portuguese as the Official Language (PALOP), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), and the Gulf of Guinea Commission.
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Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook