Sao-tome-and-principe



or Sao Tome and Principe
noun
1.
Democratic Republic of, a republic in W Africa, comprising the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea, N of the equator: a former overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km).
Capital: São Tomé.
São Tomé and Príncipe
/Portuguese sə̃un tuˈmɛ ˈɛː ˈprɪ̃ːsipə/
noun
1.
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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