São Tomé and Príncipe


São Tomé and Príncipe
Island nation off the western equatorial coast of Africa. Official name: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

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  • São Tomé and Príncipe — São′ Tomé′ and Prín′cipe or Sao′ Tome′ and Prin′cipe n. geg 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. 154 …   From formal English to slang

  • São Tomé and Príncipe — [prin′sə pē΄] country off the W coast of Africa, comprising two islands ( São Tomé & Príncipe) & several islets in the Gulf of Guinea: formerly a Portuguese territory, it became independent 1975: 387 sq mi (1,002 sq km); pop. 120,000; cap. São… …   English World dictionary

  • São Tomé and Príncipe — Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe …   Wikipedia

  • São Tomé and Príncipe — 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. 147,865; 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km). Cap …   Universalium

  • Sao Tome and Principe — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Sao Tome and Principe <p></p> Background: <p></p> Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands sugar based economy gave way to coffee and… …   The World Factbook

  • Sao Tome and Principe — noun island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves • Syn: ↑Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, ↑Sao Tome e Principe, ↑Sao Thome e… …   Useful english dictionary

  • São Tomé and Príncipe — /ˌsaʊ toʊˈmeɪ ən ˈprɪnsɪpə/ (say .sow toh may uhn prinsipuh) noun a republic off the west coast of Africa, consisting of two main islands and some rocky islets in the Gulf of Guinea; a Portuguese colony and overseas province before independence… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sao Tome and Principe — República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe Demokratische Republik São Tomé und Príncipe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • São Tomé and Príncipe — São To|mé and Prín|ci|pe a small country made up of a group of islands off West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea. Population: 165,034 (2001). Capital: São Tomé …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • São Tomé and Principe — republic, isls. off W Africa; 366 sq. mi.; pop. 121,000; cap. São Tomé. São Tomé city; cap. São Tomé isl.; 34,997 …   Webster's Gazetteer


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