Country Full Name: The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
Location: Sao Tome and Principe is in Western Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon.
Country Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; one rainy season (October to May).
Country Terrain: Volcanic, mountainous.
Major Languages: Portuguese.
Major Religions: Christianity.
Country Population: 0.16 million (2008 est.) 0.16 million (2009 est.).
Country Economy: The economy of Sao Tome and Principe, while traditionally dependent on cocoa, is experiencing considerable changes due to investment in the development of its oil industry its territorial waters in the oil-rich waters of the Gulf of Guinea.
Currency: Sao Tome/Principe Dobra (STD).
Country Inflation: 26.0% (2008 est.) 17.1% (2009 est.).
City: Sao Tome is the capital city of Sao Tome and Principe and is the largest town.
City Economy: Sao Tome is an important port and center of the island's road and bus networks.
Cost of Living: Sao Tome has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Sao Tome is currently ranked 121 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.
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