Sao Tome and Principe Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Sao Tome and Principe?

Geography - note:

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

Climate:

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

Sao Tome and Principe Use of Natural Resources

Sao Tome and Principe Environment

Climate:

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

Terrain:

volcanic, mountainous

Natural Resources:

fish, hydropower

Natural Hazards:

NA

Irrigated Land:

37 Square Miles
97 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

deforestation; soil erosion and exhaustion

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Sao Tome and Principe Geography

Geographic Location Africa
Total Area 372 Square Miles
964 Square Kilometers
Land Area 372 Square Miles
964 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 37 Square Miles
97 Square Kilometers
Coastline 130 Miles
209 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 1 00 N, 7 00 E
Terrain volcanic, mountainous
Highest Point 2,024 Meters
Highest Point Location Pico de Sao Tome 2,024 m
Lowest Point Location Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources fish, hydropower
Time Zone UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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