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São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Prín·ci·pe

 (prĭn′sə-pə, prēN′sē-pə)
An island country in the Gulf of Guinea off western Africa. Probably uninhabited at the time of European discovery in 1471, the islands were settled (1483) by the Portuguese, who held them, except for a period of Dutch rule in the 1600s, until they gained full independence in 1975. São Tomé is the capital.

São Tomé and Príncipe

(Portuguese sə̃un tuˈmɛ ˈɛː ˈprɪ̃ːsipə) or

São Tomé e Príncipe

n
(Placename) 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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Noun1.Sao Tome and Principe - island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
Sao Tome - capital of Sao Tome and Principe
Principe - an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Sao Tome and Principe
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Translations
Svatý Tomáš a Princův ostrov
São Tomé og Príncipe
São Tomé und Príncipe
São Tomé ja Príncipe
Sao Tomé-et-PrincipeSão Tomé e Príncipe
Sveti Toma i Princip
São Tomé e Príncipe
Sao Tomé en Principe
São Tomé og Príncipe
Wyspy Świętego Tomasza i Książęca
São Tomé e Príncipe