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São Tomé e Príncipe

 

 

Country name: Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.

Independence: 12 July, 1975.

Capital:  City of Sao Tome.

Location: Guinea Gulf; West Africa.

Population: 137.000 (est. 2003).

Language: Portuguese (official), forro, angolar and lunguye.

Currency: Dobra (Db).

 

Political structure

Form of State: Unitary Republic.

Political System: Semi-presidential.

Head of State (President of the Republic): Fradique Bandeira Melo de Menezes; elected by direct universal suffrage vote to serve for a five-year term. www.presidencia.st

Legislative: National Assembly (unicameral); 55 members elected by direct universal suffrage vote to serve a four-year term.  www.parlamento.st

 

Government:

www.gov.st

(Nominated on 13 August, 2010)

(Political Party: Acção Democrática Independente - ADI)

Prime Minister: Patrice Emery Trovoada

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities: Manuel Salvador dos Ramos

Minister of Defence and Public Security: Carlos Olímpio Stock  

Minister of Justice and State Reform: Elísio Osvaldo d'Alva Teixeira

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Decentralization: Arlindo Ramos

Minister General Secretary of the Government: Afonso Graça Varela da Silva

Minister of Treasury and International Cooperation: Américo d'Oliveira dos Ramos 

Minister of Plan and Development: Agostinho Quaresma dos Santos Fernandes

Minister of Public Works and Natural Resources: Carlos Manuel Vila Nova

Minister of Health and Social Affairs: Ângela dos Santos José da Costa Pinheiro

Minister of Education, Culture and Education: Olinto da Silva de Sousa Daio

Secretary of State of Youth and Sport: Abnildo d'Oliveira

 

Judicial

Supreme Court (judges appointed by the National Assembly), First Instance Court, Regional Court, and Auditing Court (Tribunal de Contas). The Constitution provides for a Constitutional Court.

 

Legal system

Constitution approved in 1975 and amended in January, 2003; and legislation based on Portuguese legal system.

 

Member of the following organizations

(This is not a complete list)

United Nations (www.un.org)

World Bank (www.worldbank.com)

World Tourism Organization (www.unwto.org)

World Intellectual Property Organization (www.wipo.int

Alliance of Small Island States (www.sidnet.org)

African Union (www.africa-union.org)

Comunidade dos Países de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (www.cplp.org)

Economic Community of Central Africa States (www.ceeac-eccas.org)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (www.cen-sad.org)

International Cocoa Organization (www.icco.org)

 

Diplomátic missions

(this is not a complete list)

Portugal:

Embassy, Avenida Almirante Gago Coutinho, nº 26 A, 1000-017 Lisboa, www.emb-saotomeprincipe.pt, telef. 00351 21 8461917

 

Bélgica:

Embassy, Av. de Tervuren, 175 1150 Bruxelas, telef. 00322 7348966

 

Aústria:

Consulate, Margaretengürtel 1a. - 3a. - 1050 Vienne, telef. 0043 1 545 16 53 50

 

França:

Consulate, 73, cours Pierre Puget - 13006 Marseille, telef. 0033 4 91 37 58 02

Consulate, Boulevard Haussmann - 75008 Paris, telef. 0033 1 53 53 73 47

 

Hungria:

Consulate, Szasz Karoly u , 1 Budapest - H- 1027 Hongrie              

 

Inglaterra:

Consulate, 22 Laisson, Southfields- London-SW185RS, telef. 0044 208 877 9186

 

Luxemburgo:

Consulate, Route d'Arlon 243/B.1 - 1150 Luxembourg, telef. 00352 45 58 17

 

Noruega:

Consulate, JLV Diplomatic Service - Box 26265 - SE- 100 40 Stockholm, telef. 0046 8 560 339 86

 

Holanda:

Consulate, Keizersgracht 448 - 1016 GD Amsterdam, telef. 0020 639 17 56

 

Estados Unidos da América:

Embassy, 400 Park Avenue 7th floor New York, N.Y.10022, telef. 001 212 317 05 33

Mission, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 1604, New York, N.Y. 101168

 

Angola:

Embassy, Rua Eng.º Armindo de Andrade, 173 Miramar, Luanda, telef. 0044 242345677

 

Gabão:

Embassy, P.O.Box 489 Libreville, telef. 00241 721527

 

Cooperation agreements with Portuguese cities

 

Água Grande

Lisboa

Cantagalo - Santata

Cascais

Santo Tirso

Caué - Angulares

Ponta Delgada

MATOSINHOS

Lembá

Crato

Santa Marta de Penaguião

Lobata - Guadalupe

Seixal

Sousel

Mé-Zochi - Trindade

Guimarães

Sintra

Vagos

Valongo

Neves

Porto

Região Autónoma do Príncipe

Benavente

Aveiro

Marco de Canaveses

Oeiras

São Tomé

Lisboa

 

 

 

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