The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe


The Democratic Republic of  Sao Tome & Principe

The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe consists of the two islands of “Sao Tone” and “Principe” and a number of smaller islets all situate in the Gulf of Guinea.

Sao Tome lies approximately 180 miles from the coast of Gabon and is crossed by the equator at it’s southern tip. Principe is 160 miles from the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Sao Tome has a land area of 330 square miles and Principe has a land area of 42 square miles. The islands are volcanic in oriqin and rise to a heiqht of 5,633 feet above sea level.

The climate is tropical with two rainy seasons in March and September. The islands exhibit incredible natural beauty and enjoy not only unspoiled sandy beaches and crystal clear water but also an untapped wealth of animal and plant life.

Health it the Sao Tome & Principe

Malaria is highly spread in this country. The female life expectancy at birth was 67.3 years in 2007, male life expectancy at 63.5. Life expectancy in good health at birth was 54 years in 2007.

Government health bounty was $ 120 (PPP) per one man in 2006.

About education

Education in Sao Tome and Principe is compulsory for4 years. It the 2001 there are no any professional primary school it this country.

There are a lot of different problems, for example:
- the educational system has a shortage of classrooms;
- bad trained and underpaid teachers;
- inadequate schoolbooks and materials,
- poor educational planning and management;
- community don’t take part in school management and educational activities.

Domestic financing of the education system is lacking, so the education system always in needs of foreign financing. We recommend – learn more about Odessa apartments Ukraine!

More about…

For anyone seeking a detailed history of Sao Tome and Principe we would direct you to buy book – “Sao Tome and Principe, in the World Biblioqraphic Series, Volume 172 by Caroline S. Shaw”. (You can buy this interesting book now at the Amazon.com store!)