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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative more than five times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 1,001 sq km 2008 176th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 4.86 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 170th out of 224
Area > Total 964 sq km 2013 185th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 3,200 2011 1st out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 3,200 2008 1st out of 169
Climate tropical; hot, humid; one rainy season (October to May) 2013
Coastline None 2013
Geographic coordinates 1 00 N, 7 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 960 sq km 2008 168th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 386 square miles 2013 80th out of 86
Location Central Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, west of Gabon 2013
Natural resources fish, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 960 km² 2005 173th out of 204
Terrain volcanic, mountainous 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Sao Tome and Principe Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Sao Tome and Principe ranked first for land use > permanent crops amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Sao Tome and Principe ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year globally in 2008.
  • Sao Tome and Principe ranked first for average precipitation in depth > mm per year amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.