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    Sao Tome and Principe Geography - 1990

      Total area: 960 km2
      land area: 960 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 5.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 209 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines);

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

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

      Terrain: volcanic, mountainous

      Natural resources: fish

      Land use: 1% arable land; 20% permanent crops; 1% meadows and pastures; 75% forest and woodland; 3% other

      Environment: deforestation; soil erosion

      Note: located south of Nigeria and west of Gabon near the Equator in the North Atlantic Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Sao Tome and Principe on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sao Tome and Principe Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sao Tome and Principe Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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