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Country (long form) Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Capital Sao Tome
Total Area 386.49 sq mi
1,001.00 sq km
(more than five times the size of Washington, DC)
Population 165,034 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 502,489
Languages Portuguese (official)
Literacy 73.0% total, 85.0% male, 62% female (1991 est.)
Religions Christian 80% (Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist)
Life Expectancy 64.15 male, 67.07 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 dobra (Db) = 100 centimos
GDP (per capita) $1,100 (2000 est.)
Industry light construction, textiles, soap, beer; fish processing; timber
Agriculture cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, copra, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, bananas, papayas, beans; poultry; fish
Arable Land 2%
Natural Resources fish, hydropower
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Geography of Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe, a country consisting of two islands in the Gulf of Guinea about 150 miles (240 km) off the west African coast.

History of Guinea

Guinea has been inhabited since ancient times, but little is known about the region's early history.