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About Sao Tome
The archipelago is made up of the islands of Sao
Tome, Principe, and several small islets.
The island republic of Sao Tome and Principe lies
about 200 km west of Gabon, in the Gulf of
Sao Tome is the largest and southernmost of the
major islands. The capital is also called Sao Tome, and is on the
north-east coast of the island of Sao Tome.
The first Portuguese navigators to discover the
islands, while searching for a route to India in the early 1470s,
probably found no inhabitants.
The Portuguese shipped convicts and Jews here, and
imported African slaves to work their sugar fields.
After cacao was introduced in 1822, Sao Tome and
Principe went on to become a leading world producer.
Sao Tome and Principe gained independence on July
12th, 1975, after the coup in Portugal, and many plantation owners fled
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An International airport serves Sao Tome.
Hotels in Sao Tome and Principe
Pestana Equador Ilheu das Rolas:
Avenida Marginal 12 de Julho, Ilheu das Rolas, Sao Tome and Principe.
Located on Ilheu das Rolas, about 60km from the
capital of Sao Tome and Principe, the Pestana Equador is ideal for
romantic holidays or nautical sports. Access is only by boat, departing
from Porto Alegre, on the island of Sao Tome.
Guests at the
Pestana Equador Ilheu das Rolas enjoyed the great location,
welcoming staff and outstanding views.
The official language of Sao Tome is Portuguese;
although 90% of the population speaks Fang, a Bantu language.
A commonwealth of Portuguese-speaking countries was
formed on July 17th, 1996, to preserve the Portuguese language,
co-ordinate diplomatic efforts, and improve co-operation among its
Brazil, Cape Verde,
Portugal, and Sao Tome and Principe.
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Teach yourself basic Portuguese before you visit Sao Tome and Principe.
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