Sao Tome & Principe Country Code +239

Country calling code +239

Alpha-2 Code ST

Alpha-3 Code STP


About Sao Tome & Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe (/ˌsaʊ təˈmeɪ ... ˈprɪnsɪpə, -peɪ/; Portuguese: [sɐ̃w̃ tuˈmɛ i ˈpɾĩsɨpɨ]), (English: Saint Thomas and Prince) officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is an island country in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, about 140 km (87 mi) apart and about 250 and 225 km (155 and 140 mi) off the northwestern coast of Gabon, respectively. The islands were uninhabited until their discovery by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century. Gradually colonized and settled by the Portuguese throughout the 16th century, they collectively served as a vital commercial and trade center for the Atlantic slave trade. The rich volcanic soil and close proximity to the Equator made São Tomé and Príncipe ideal for sugar cultivation, followed later by cash crops such as coffee and cocoa; the lucrative plantation economy was heavily dependent upon imported African slaves. Cycles of social unrest and economic instability throughout the 19th and 20th centuries culminated in peaceful independence in 1975. São Tomé and Príncipe has since remained one of Africa's most stable and democratic countries...


Sao Tome & Principe Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 0°51'46"N / 6°58'5"E
  • CAPITAL: Sao Tome
  • POPULATION: 217,929
  • AREA: 960 Km2
  • GDP: $392,570,293
  • TELEPHONES: 8,000
  • INTERNET HOSTS: 1,678
  • INTERNET USERS: 26,700

How to Call Sao Tome & Principe from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Sao Tome & Principe from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 239, the country code for Sao Tome & Principe.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Sao Tome & Principe

  • LANGUAGES: Portuguese 98.4% (official), Forro 36.2%, Cabo Verdian 8.5%, French 6.8%, Angolar 6.6%, English 4.9%, Lunguie 1%, other (including sign language) 2.4%
  • CURRENCY: Dobra (STD)
  • ELECTRICITY:

    Type B American 3-pin

    • Mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 15 A
    • Almost always 100 – 127 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types A & B

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