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    Sao Tome and Principe Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Western Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon


      Geographic coordinates: 1 00 N, 7 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 1,001 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 1,001 sq km


      Area - comparative: more than five times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 209 km


      Maritime claims: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical; hot, humid; one rainy season (October to May)


      Terrain: volcanic, mountainous


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Pico de Sao Tome 2,024 m


      Natural resources: fish, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 2%
      permanent crops: 41%
      other: 57% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 100 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: NA


      Environment - current issues: deforestation; soil erosion and exhaustion


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: the smallest country in Africa; the two main islands form part of a chain of extinct volcanoes and both are fairly mountainous


      NOTE: The information regarding Sao Tome and Principe on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sao Tome and Principe Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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