List of companies of São Tomé and Príncipe

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São Tomé and Príncipe is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: São Tomé and Príncipe, located about 140 kilometres (87 miles) apart and about 250 and 225 kilometres (155 and 140 miles), respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon.

Since the 19th century, the economy of São Tomé and Príncipe has been based on plantation agriculture. At the time of independence, Portuguese-owned plantations occupied 90% of the cultivated area. After independence, control of these plantations passed to various state-owned agricultural enterprises. The main crop on São Tomé is cocoa, representing about 95% of agricultural exports. Other export crops include copra, palm kernels, and coffee.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Africa's Connection STP Consumer services Travel & leisure São Tomé 2014 Regional and charter airline
Air São Tomé and Príncipe Consumer services Travel & leisure São Tomé 1993 Airline, defunct in 2006
Banco Internacional de São Tomé e Príncipe Financials Banks São Tomé 1993 Commercial bank
Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe Financials Banks São Tomé 1975 Central bank
STP Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure São Tomé 2008 National airline

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