São Tomé an Príncipe

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Democratic Republic o
São Tomé an Príncipe

República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe
Banner o São Tomé an Príncipe
Coat o airms o São Tomé an Príncipe
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto:
Location São Tomé and Príncipe AU Africa.svg
Offeecial leid Portuguese
Caipital São Tomé
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Semi-presidential republic

Preses Fradique de Menezes

Patrice Trovoada

Area 1,001 km2
372 sq mi
Population 163,000
Foondin Frae Portugal
12 Julie 1975
Siller Dobra (STD)
Time zone UTC+0
Naitional anthem Independência total
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .st
Cawin code 239

São Tomé an Príncipe, officeeally the Democratic Republic o São Tomé an Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speakin island naition in the Gulf o Guinea, aff the wastren equatorial coast o Central Africa. It consists o twa islands: São Tomé an Príncipe, locatit aboot 140 kilometres (87 mi) apairt an aboot 225 kilometres (155 an 140 mi), respectively, aff the northwastren coast o Gabon. Baith islands are pairt o an extinct volcanic muntain range. São Tomé, the sizable soothren island, is situatit juist north o the equator. It wis named in honour o Saunt Thomas by Portuguese explorers who happened tae arrive at the island on his feast day.

São Tomé an Príncipe is the seicont-smawest African kintra in terms o population (the Seychelles being the smawest). It is the smawest kintra in the warld that is no a umwhile Breetish owerseas territory, a umwhile Unitit States trusteeship, or ane o the European microstates. It is an aa the smawest Portuguese-speakin kintra.