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Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, West Coast Africa.

São Tomé e Príncipe consists of two main islands [Saõ Tomé en Príncipe] en the small islands of Cabras, Gago Coutinho, Pedras Tinhosas and Rolas.

Located about  200 km from the coast of Gabon / Equatoriaal Guinee, in the Gulf of Guinea.

Districts in Sao Tome [ concelhos ]:  Principe and Sao Tome

Capital City of Sao Tomé: City of Sao Tome

hotels, tour operators, travel guides, travelling to sao tomé 


Hotels in Sao Tomé

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.


Travel Agent / Tour Operators

  Navetur   -   Incoming tour operator.

Travel Guides Sao Tome / Related Books

Sao Tome and Principe (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841622168 Sao Tome and Principe (Bradt Travel Guide)
Kathleen Becker (Author)
This new Bradt guide will be the first stand-alone guide to Africa's second-smallest country. São Tomé & Príncipe, and its enticing blend of African, Portuguese and Caribbean culture. Largely unexplored and unexploited by tourism, these tropical volcanic islands off the west African coast are the antithesis of mass-market destinations – and one of the most unspoilt places on earth. The guide will enable pioneering travelers to discover an African island paradise.
Paperback: 256 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (23 July 2008); ISBN-10: 1841622168; ISBN-13: 978-1841622163.

Sao Tomé et Principe de 1485 à 1755
Une société coloniale : Du Blanc au Noir [ A colonial society: From White to Black ]
By Izequiel Batista de Sousa.
Paperback: 376 pages; Publisher: L'Harmattan (18 Jun 2008); Language French; ISBN-10: 2296060226; ISBN-13: 978-2296060227.

Transport / How do I travel to Sao Tomé

  Sao Tomé Airport

Book cheap flights to Sao Tome at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights   -   price comparison possible

  Maps International   -   Guides Sao Tome is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map Sao Tomé [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Sao Tomé and Principe   -   Tourist Board Sao Tome & Principe

The country is rugged and has a great deal of forest cover and few natural resources.
The islands lie on an alignment of once-active volcanoes, with rugged landscapes, dense forests and virgin, palm-fringed beaches.
These islands provide unspoiled beauty and isolation from the world now rarely found anywhere else. The history of the islands is dominated by the slave trade and slave-worked plantations. The town of São Tomé is picturesque, with colonial Portuguese architecture and attractive parks. There are several restaurants in the capital. Reservations are nearly always required, not for lack of space but to allow the proprietor to obtain sufficient food in advance. Grilled fish and chicken are popular. Most dishes are highly spiced.

  Government Sao Tome   -   Assembleia Nacional RDSTP   -   National Assembly

  Sao Tomé   -   Capital City Sao Tome

  Água Grande   -   Capital city is São Tomé
  Cantagalo   -   Capital city is Santana
  Caué   -   Capital city is São João dos Angolares
  Lembá   -   Capital city is Neves
  Lobata   -   Capital city is Guadalupe
  Mé-Zóchi   -   Capital city is Trindade
  Pagué   -   Capital city is Santo António

  Guadalupe   -   City on the northern part of the island of São Tomé.
  Neves   -   Small town on the north west coast of São Tomé Island.
  São João dos Angolares   -   Small town on the east coast of São Tomé Island.
  Santana   -   City located on the eastern part of theisland of São Tomé.
  Santo António   -   Located on the north east coast and the Palhota River
  Trindade   -   Second largest city of Sao Tome. Lies on the island op Sao Tome.

  Infante D. Henrique   -   opposite Island of Caroço

  Ilhéu Bombom   -   north of Principe
  Ilhéu Caroço   -   south of Principe opposite Infante D. Henrique
  Ilhéu das Cabras   -   north of Sao Tome
  Ilhéu das Rolas   -   south of Sao Tome
  Pico de Principe [ 948 m ]
  Pico de Sao Tomé [ 2.024 m ]
  Seven Waves Beach   -   Sao Tome
  Tinhosa Grande   -   island south of Principe
  Tinhosa Pequena   -   island south of Principe

  Gulf of Guinee Conservation Group
  Memria Portuguesa de frica e do Orient   -   beautiful old picture cards
Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe.
  News from Sao Tome   -   Tela Non Diario de Sao Tome e Principe
  Radio from Sao Tome   -   Radio Nacional de Sao Tome e Principe
  TV from Sao Tome   -   Televisao Saotomense [ TVS ]   -   Paradise islands on the equator - heaven for individualists
History, Population, Infrastructure, Economy, Intl. relationships, Tourism, Diving and walking, Hotels, Travelguides, Car/boat rental
  Societat Antropogeografica a Barcelona   -   a lot of links
Uitgebreide pagina over Sao Tome van The Anthropogeographic Society of Barcelona - Crossborder Studies Centre
  Téla Nón   -    Diário Digital de São Tomé Príncipe   -   daily news in Portuguese
Notícies diàries sobre São Tomé i Príncipe, en portuguès
  Stanford Universiteit - Links to Sao Tome

Cuisine   -   Sao Tomé Cuisine / Recipes

The traditional cuisine of São Tomé and Príncipe is of Cape Verdean and Portuguese persuasion.

The local cuisine is based mainly on seafood, fresh fish, Chicken, and tropical fruits, such as avocado, pineapple, and bananas. In this region, the cuisine tends to be very spicy.

History of Sao Tomé

Independence: 12 July 1975 (from Portugal)

From the late 1400s Portugal began settling convicts on Sao Tome and establishing sugar plantations with the help of slaves from the mainland. The island was also important in the transshipment of slaves.

The colony's aspirations for independence were recognised after the 1974 coup in Portugal and at first the Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Principe was the country's sole political party. However, the 1990 constitution created a multiparty democracy. The island of Principe assumed autonomy in 1995.

  History of Sao Tome and Principe

A History of Sao Tome Island, 1470-1655: The Key to Guinea 
John Rove (Foreword), Robert Garfield
This text is the history of the Portuguese island of Sao Tome from its discovery in 1470 to 1655 - its internal social and economic development and changing relations with the African mainland and the world trade system. Settled by Portuguese criminals, prostitutes, children of Jews, and African slaves, their mulatto descendents became a wealthy sugar-growing planter class, Europe's leading sugar suppliers in the 16th century. This study illustrates how the too-perfect adaptation of a small-scale society to its original economic relationships, issues of race, and the lack of alternatives caused by an entrenched ruling class which had lost its economic justification for rule, combine to create a destructive rigidity that can lead to social collapse and make effective amelioration impossible.
Paperback 356 pages (December 1992);  Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0773494561.

Music, Art & Culture, Events in Sao Tomé

The santomense culture is very rich. Above all in the expressions of musical nature, in that the African musical rhythms are mixed with the melodious harmony of the European music, mainly the Portuguese, and that produces a beautiful effect. The socopé, is the santomense dance more beautiful and more popular . One of the larger illustrations of the santomense actual music is Juca. See for more homepage van Carlos Pereira.

  Music from Sao Tome   -   Santomean music
São Toméans are known for ússua and socopé rhythms, while Principe is home to the dêxa beat. ...

This country has a homogeneous creole culture, profoundly marked by centuries of blending elements of the dominant Roman Catholic Portuguese culture with various African influences. See

Ossobo: Essays on the Literature of Sao Tome and Principe      Donald Burness
The first English language work devoted solely and specifically to the literature of Sao Tome and Principe. Contains three essays discussing themes unique to this country - themes that no critic writing in any language has dealt with to any serious degree. Burness examines the poetry and stories on the mythic bird of Sao Tome and Principe, the Ossobo; literature that treats the massacre of 1953, often referred to as the Massacre of Batapa; and the poetry and drama of Fernando de Macedo. Concludes with an appendix of 23 poems from Sao Tome and Principe.
Paperback 240 pages (January 19, 2006);  Publisher: Africa World Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1592213723

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