Country Brief – for Sao Tome & Principe

[Ambassador of India, Luanda is concurrently accredited to Sao Tome & Principe]

Address/Contact details
Embassy of India, Rua 28 De Maio , Mianga, Luanda, Angola.
Telephone : 00244-222-371094,371089
Fax 00244-222-371094
Email ;hoc.luanda@mea.gov.in 
Website : www.indembangola.org

Working Hours
Monday to Friday – 09.00 to 17.30
Consular Services - 09.30 to 12.00

Official Name               Democratic Republic of São Tomé & Principe
                                        (Republica Democratica de São Tomé e Principe)

Capital                           São Tomé

Government
         President                   H.E. Mr. Manuel Pinto Da Costa
         Prime Minister          H.E.  Mr. Patrice Teovoada
         Foreign Minister       H.E. Mr. Manuel Salvador Dos Ramos
         Finance Minister      H.E. Mr. Arerco De Oliveiro Ramos
         Interior Minister             H.E. Mr.  Arlindo Ramos

Location
The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe consists of the two islands of "Sao Tome" and "Principe" and a number of smaller islets all situated in the Gulf of Guinea off the western equatorial coast of Africa. Sao Tome lies approximately 180 miles from the coast of Gabon and is crossed by the equator at its southern tip. Principe is 160 miles from the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Sao Tome has a land area of 330 square miles and Principe has a land area of 42 square miles.

Climate: The country has a tropical climate with average temperature of 27 degree Celsius and having two rainy seasons in March and September.

Time: GMT + 1 hours (i.e. 4 1/2 hours behind IST)

Currency: 1 Dobra (US$ 1 = 22,846) in  2014-15

Population: 199,917 (2015.) with 2.05 %.average growth

Literacy: 84.9% (age 15 and over who can read and write)

Religion: Christianity (out of which 73% Catholics)

Languages: Portuguese

National day: 12 July (1975)