Sao Tome and Principe 1998

Sao Tome and Principe Capital

Yearbook 1998

São Tomé and Príncipe. In November’s parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Raul Bragança Neto and his ruling MLSTP-PSD (Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe-Partido Social Democático) gained their own majority with 31 of the parliament’s 55 seats and were thus able to remain. According to Countryaah, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe is Sao Tome. The second largest party was the opposition party ADI (Acção Democrática Independente) with 16 seats and the third largest was PCD-GR (Partido de Convergência Democrática-Grupo de Reflexão), which is an ally of the government party. The turnout was just under 65%.

Country data

Area: 1001 km2 (world ranking: 172)

Residents: 204,000

Population density: 204 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 176)

Capital: São Tomé

Official languages: Portuguese

Gross domestic product: 391 million US $; Real growth: 3.9%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 1770 US$

Currency: 1 new Dobra (Db) = 100 Cêntimos


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Head of State: Evaristo Carvalho, Head of Government: Patrice Emery Trovoada, Outside: Urbino Botelho

National holiday: 12.7.

Administrative structure
2 provinces with 7 districts

State and form of government
Constitution of 1975
Presidential Republic
Parliament: National Assembly (Assembléia Nacional) with 55 members, election every 4 years
Direct election of the head of state every 5 years (one-time re-election)
Suffrage from 18 years of age

Population: São- Toméer, last census 2012: 179,200 residents,
88% African (Forros, Angolares etc.), 10% European-African descent, 2% European (mainly Portuguese)

Cities (with population): (As of 2012) São Tomé (São Tomé) 67,000 residents, Trindade (São Tomé) 16,140, ​​Santana (São Tomé) 10,290, Neves (São Tomé) 10,068, Guadalupe (São Tomé) 7604

Religions: 85% Catholics, 12% Protestants, 2% Muslims; indigenous religions (status: 2006)

Languages: Portuguese; Portuguese Creole

Employees by economic sector: no information

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 5.5%

Foreign trade: Import: 149 million US $ (2017); Export: US $ 14 million (2017)

Sao Tome and Principe Capital