São Tomé e Principe

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The islands of São Tomé and Principe, which are about 125 miles off the coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea, were discovered in 1471 by Pedro Escobar and João Gomes, and from 1522 until independence had constituted a province of Portugal.

Book of Reference

  1. S. Tomé e Principe. Agência-Geral do Ultramar, 1964Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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  • John Paxton

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