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Sao Tome and Principe | São Tomé
Sao Tome and Principe is a small island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, Western Coast of Africa. The country consists of two main islands which are approx. 140 km apart and are known for beautiful beaches, volcanoes, coral reefs, jungles and much more. This island is famous for the greenery and beautiful sceneries. This entire country total square kilometer is lesser than Delhi in India.
Very few Indians were living in Sao Tome, their population not crossed double digit. As per our knowledge very few Gujarati families living in Sao Tome and doing businesses. If you belongs to Gujarat then this link may helps you to know more about Gujarati vastu.
One Telugu person moving from Libreville to Sao Tome and asked us who is best vastu consultant in Guntur. Some residents always traveling, they likes to travel. Some globe-trots are continuously rounding several places in the world.
One vastu consultant in Panvel also planned to travel Sao Tome, but he withdrawn his tour as he did not get the expected remuneration. Same also happened with one vastu consultant in Thiruvananthapuram. This island is very small, so vastu experts cannot stand here for more days. Infact, they cannot get any vastu consultation here. They may better to search for other places for their consultancy services.
Fortunately, the history of the nation is not much old and the islands were inhabited until 1470 when it was first discovered by the Portuguese explores. Various other explores may have visited the islands but no written or oral history is available.
Also, at Portuguese arrival, there were no people on the island. Afterward, the settlements on the islands started and agricultural production was initiated. Sugar, coffee and cocoa were the main products.
Portuguese ruled the islands for a brief period of time and it was not until 1950’s when the struggle for independence got bolder. Also, all of the colonies in Africa were gaining in independence and was a good opportunity for the country and hence in 1975, the country got its independence finally.
Sao Tome and Principe are one of the most beautiful island nations in the world. Principle features include mountainous terrain, wildlife, lovely beaches, lagoons, volcanoes, and dense forests. This is the reason a lot of tourists visit the country annually.
From the time of discovery till its independence, the country was dependent only on the agricultural sector but today, agricultural accounts only for 14.7% of the total GDP. Services if the largest sector today followed by industries and agriculture.
Cocoa, coffee, sugar, pepper, etc. are some of the agricultural products. Industrial sector consists of textile, food production, construction, etc.
The official and most widely spoken language of the country is “Portuguese”. In terms of religion, “Roman Catholic” is the dominant religion of the country as the first people to settle in the region were Christians, Christianity is the largest religion today on the islands.
- Country Sao Tome and Principe
- Capital City São Tomé
- Area: 1,001 km²
- Population: 204,327 (2017)
- Currency: São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
- Official languages: Portuguese
- Demonym: São Toméan (Sao Tomean)/ Santomean
- Government Unitary semi-presidential republic legislature National Assembly
- Religions: Christians, others
- Time Zone: UTC+01
- Drives on the Right
- Dialing / Calling Code: +239
- Internet TLD .st
- São Toméan National Animal NA
- São Toméan National Flower NA
- Important Cities: São Tomé, Santo Amaro, Neves, Santana, Trindade, Santa Cruz, Pantufo, Guadalupe, Santo António, Santa Catarina, Porto Alegre
- Famous Rivers Io Grande,Abade, Manuel Jorge, Rio d'Ouro and the Rio Papagaio
- Border Countries Island Country
- Spiritual Places Catedral de São Tomé
- Tourist Attractions: Ilheu das Rolas, Parque Natural Obo de Sao Tome, Pico de Sao Tome, Ilheu Bom Bom, Pico Cao Grande, Praia Jale, Roca Sundy, Sao Nicolau Waterfall, Ana Chaves Bay, Praia Micondo, Praia das Bananas, National Museum, Lagoa Azul, Praia Lagarto, Pico do Principe, Equator Landmark, Tinhosa Grande, Pico S. Tome
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