São Tomé and Príncipe

or Sao Tome and Principe


noun

Democratic Republic of, a republic in western Africa, comprising the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea, north of the equator: a former overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km). Capital: São Tomé.

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São Tomé and Príncipe

So Tom e Prncipe

/ (Portuguese sə̃un tuˈmɛ ˈɛː ˈprɪ̃ːsipə) /

noun

a republic in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa, on the Equator: consists of the islands of Príncipe and São Tomé; colonized by the Portuguese in the late 15th century; became independent in 1975. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: dobra. Capital: São Tomé. Pop: 186 817 (2013 est). Area: 1001 sq km (386 sq miles)
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