Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Säo Tomé and Principe
Robin S. Corfield
THE CENTRAL AFRICAN country of Sào Tome and Principe, formerly a Portuguese colony, is located on two islands, Sào Tome and Principe, in the Atlantic Ocean. Together they have a land area of 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. Ion.), with a population of 158,000 (2006 est.), and a population density of 454 people per sq. mi. (171 people per sq. Ion.). About 42 percent of the population live in urban Until ...