Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CitySao Tome
Government Typeunitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesPortuguese
CurrencySao Tome and Principe dobra, STN
Phone Code +239
Important CitiesSanto Amaro, Neves, Santana, Trindade, Santa Cruz, Pantufo, Guadalupe, Santo António, Santa Catarina, Porto Alegre
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-12)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking170
Primary IndustriesOil Reserves,Agriculture,Economic issues
Major ExportsCocoa and cocoa preparations, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Ships, boats and floating structures, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Printed books, newspapers, pictures , Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Aircraft, spacecraft, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Iron and steel
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Cereals, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Pharmaceutical products, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, Zinc and articles thereof, Plastics and articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof, Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics, Ceramic products
Major ImportsCommodities not elsewhere specified, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Printed books, newspapers, pictures, Meat and edible meat offal, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk
Major Imports from IndiaLive animals, Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots , Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit , Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten
Foreign Relations
Flags
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Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and São Tomé and Príncipe totaled US$1.52 million in 2014–15. India exported $1.47 million worth of goods to STP and imported $500,000. Trade declined to $930,000 in 2015–16; India made no imports from STP in that period.[12] The main commodities exported by India to STP are pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals, cotton, and optical, photographic, and medical instruments. São Toméan importers have stated that they would like to import more merchandise from India, but are discouraged by the long shipping time and the high costs involved.[3]
Bordering NationsGabon, Equatorial Guinea
Member of(African Union), ( Community of Portuguese Language Countries), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mrs. Pratibha Parkar
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
Embassy of India, Luanda (Angola) H.N.47, Rua Commandante, Nzaji, Alvalade, Luanda (Angola)
Email: amb.luanda@mea.gov.in
Phone: 244 - 941564851 / 941564887
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Chinta Sridhar
Honorary Consul General
Honarary Consulate General of Sao Tome and Principe in New Delhi, India
M-3 Hauz Khas, Sri Aurobindo Marg 110016 Delhi India
Email: nec@navayuga.com
Phone: (+91) 11 4949 6789

 

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