(DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE)

(WIPO code: ST) (latest review February 2022)

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

General Information

Area

1,001 sq. km.

Population

213,948 (estimated July 2021).

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

(2020): U.S.$ 160 million.

Exports

(2020): U.S.$ 50 million.

General Remarks

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