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Welcome to the website of the Consulate of São Tomé e Príncipe in The Netherlands

São Tomé e Príncipe is a small country, consisting of two main islands, São Tomé and Príncipe. The country is situated in the Gulf of Guinea in the western part of Africa. It has a total land mass of 1001 km² and approximately 180,000 inhabitants. It is a former Portuguese colony and gained independence in 1975.

São Tomé and Príncipe & The Netherlands

At first sight there appears to be few links with The Netherlands. Historically there have been various interactions, however not always positive.For example, at the end of the 16th century, the Dutch navy destroyed most of the existing sugar cane plantations. The Dutch West Indies Company (West-Indische Compagnie) occupied the islands in the 1640s, when the islands were a hub for the transatlantic slave trade. On a more positive note, The Netherlands provided technical assistance to the country immediately after its independence and is currently one of the main importer of the country’s most important export product, cacao.

Political structure

The country’s political structure is democratic. It has a parliament whose members are regular elected through free elections. The country’s governments are typically coalition based and there is an active opposition. The country’s president, its head of state, is directly elected. There is no censorship and human rights are observed and protected.

 

 

 

 

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Consulate of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé e Príncipe in The Netherlands

Droogbak 1A
1013 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone +31 (0) 20 711 92 00

Email contact@visitstp.nl

Facebook www.facebook.com/ConsulateSTPNL

 

Tourism

The islands are ideally suited for an unusual, comfortable and safe African holiday. Nature lovers can discover plants and birds that can only be found on the islands.

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Business

The main export product is cacao,  income from tourism and the export of other agricultural products is increasing.

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Culture

The country has a rich cultural life, reflecting the mixture of its population.

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  • Welcome to the website of the Consulate of São Tomé e Príncipe in The Netherlands.
    Visit São Tomé e Príncipe!
    Welcome to the website of the Consulate of São Tomé e Príncipe in The Netherlands.
  • Visit São Tomé and Príncipe!
    Comfortable and Safe!
    The islands are ideally suited for an unusual, comfortable and safe African holiday. The islands have beautiful beaches, but there is so much else!
  • Visit São Tomé e Príncipe
    Rich Cultural Life
    The country has a rich cultural life, reflecting the mixture of its population. Some of the cultural traditions were brought to the islands by the inhabitants from the countries from which they originated.
  • Visit São Tomé and Príncipe!
    Overwhelming Nature!
    Nature lovers can discover plants and birds that can only be found on the islands. Depending on the season it is possible to watch whales or sea turtles coming ashore to lay eggs.
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    The official language is Portuguese. There are 3 local languages...
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