Capital: São Tomé

Population: 204,019 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra (STD)

Official Language: Portuguese

Unofficial Languages: Forro, Cabo Verdian, English, French, Angolar and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestico, Forros, Angolares, Servicais, Asians (mostly Chinese), Tongas, Europeans (mostly Portuguese)

Largest Cities: São Tomé, Santo António

Main Sport: Athletics, Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Day of King Amador (January 4)

Commemoration of the Batepá Massacre (February 3)

Labour Day (May 1)

Independence Day (July 12)

Armed Forces’ Day (September 6)

Nationalization of the Roças (September 30)

Christmas Day (December 25)