National Symbols of Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Sao Tome and Principe is Sao Tome.

The official language is English and the São Tomé and Príncipe dobra is the currency of the Sao Tome and Principe. The domain is .st and the country code is +239.

National day is celebrated on 12 Jul 1975. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Sao Tome and Principe is no exception.

In Sao Tome and Principe, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many São Toméan people. Palm Wine is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Sao Tome and Principe. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national São Toméan symbol.

The country was founded by Álvaro Caminha. The current president of Sao Tome and Principe is Evaristo Carvalho and Jorge Bom Jesus is the Prime Minister.

In Sao Tome and Principe the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The São Toméan national anthem was written by Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo and composed by Manuel dos Santos Barreto de Sousa e Almeida.

Country information

Official name(s) The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Alternative name(s) Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (official, English)
Regional location Central Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, west of Gabon
Country name etymology "Saint Thomas" in Portuguese, for its discovery on St. Thomas Day, 21 December 1470 or 1471.
Climate Tropical; hot, humid; one rainy season (October to May)
Terrain Volcanic, mountainous
Population 219,159
National Day 12 Jul 1975
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity
Country code +239
Literacy rate 90.1%
Currency São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
Capital city Sao Tome
ISO STP
Domain(TLD) .st
Ethnicity Forros
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality São Toméan
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 1,001 km2 (386 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (GMT)
Average elevation 137 m
Coastline 209 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Sao Tome and Principe

Motto of Sao Tome and Principe

Unidade, Disciplina, Trabalho - "Unity, Discipline, Work"

National animal of Sao Tome and Principe

The National animal of Sao Tome and Principe is Sao Tome Shrew

National Animal of Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tome Shrew

National flower of Sao Tome and Principe

The National flower of Sao Tome and Principe is Rose. Botanical name is Rosa.

National flower of Sao Tome and Principe - Rose

National bird of Sao Tome and Principe

The National bird of Sao Tome and Principe is Not Declared

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