Informative Note

Investing in São Tomé and Príncipe


 The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (RDSTP) is an African island country in the Gulf of Guinea, 300 km from the coast of West Africa, crossed by the equator. São Tomé and Príncipe consists of two main islands - the island of São Tomé, with an area of 859 km², and the island of Príncipe, with an area of approximately 142 km² - and several islets, making a total area of 1001 km².

The country’s strategic location is one of its main advantages with regard to foreign investment: São Tomé and Príncipe is the only point in the Gulf of Guinea region that is equidistant from each of the countries in the market of that sub-region (Angola, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Ghana, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria).

Its proximity and easy access to the West Africa market, together with a calm atmosphere, without conflicts, religious divisions or significant criminality, have drawn the attention of foreign investors to São Tomé and Príncipe and boosted the country’s economic growth.


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