São Tomé and Príncipe – the country YOU NEVER HEARD OF [Explained]

Introduction

Even though it’s fairly easy for us to travel anywhere we want by airplanes, there are still some countries no one ever heard of, like Kiribati, the heaven that will drown in the next decades, East Timor that’s the only Portuguese speaking country in Asia, or even Djibouti, the weirdest African nation!

In this post, we’ll talk about a country, unknown to everyone, even those who live in nearby countries, São Tomé and Príncipe!

Let’s learn about São Tomé and Príncipe, briefly in this post!

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Geography of São Tomé and Príncipe

This country is made up of two major islands, São Tomé which is the major one that has the capital in it and Príncipe which is the smaller one.
São Tomé and Príncipe has an equatorial climate, hot and humid. It is a country with a multiplicity of microclimates, defined mainly in terms of rainfall, temperature, and location.

São Tomé - Pico Cão Grande

History of SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE

There is no record of human on the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe before 1470, and the historical marks give the Portuguese João de Santarém and Pêro Escobar the title of discoverers of the Islands. Portuguese navigators explored the islands and were like, “It’s a cool place to use both for military and agriculture!” Then they brought African slaves to the islands to plant cocoa and sugarcane.

Forte de São Sebastião - São Tomé (8084256064)

São Tomé and Príncipe gained its independence from Portugal on July 12, 1975. This country has always been one of the most stable and democratic countries in Africa.

People in São Tomé and Príncipe

Santomeans are mostly descendants of the African slaves who were brought to the islands. They speak Portuguese as their official language and three other local languages that are sort of local dialects of Portuguese!

Sao Tome 9 (16061450608)

What to do in SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE

Beaches in SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE

Being an Island country, São Tomé and Príncipe has a few tropical, white sand beaches to enjoy.

Sao Tome WV banner

Equator Landmark in SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE

São Tomé and Príncipe is one of the countries that are located on the equator, and there’s a landmark at the exact place that the northern and southern hemisphere are separated!

Equator Sao Tome

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4 thoughts on “São Tomé and Príncipe – the country YOU NEVER HEARD OF [Explained]

  1. I had heard of Principe. And we have some families in our town in Northern England from East Timor. Your posts are always so interesting.

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