(DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE)

(WIPO code: ST) (latest review April 2021)

by RCF – Protecting Innovation, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal

General Information

Area

1,001 sq. km.

Population

211,000 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

São Tomé.

Language

Portuguese (official).

Currency

Dobras

Agriculture

Cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, copra, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, bananas, papayas, beans, poultry, fish.

Industries

Light construction, textiles, soap, beer, fish processing, timber.

Main exports

Cocoa, copra, coffee, palm oil.

Imports

(estimated 2017): U.S.$ 127.7 million.

Exports

(estimated 2017): U.S.$ 15.6 million.

General Remarks

This former Portuguese colony became independent on July 12, 1975.