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Should it be spelled "Sao Tome and Principe", "São Tomé e Príncipe", São Tomé and Príncipe"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by The Anomebot (talkcontribs) 12:49, 16 July 2003 (UTC)

Moved reference from article page. olivier 13:05, 10 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Much of the information in these articles comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2003 U.S. Department of State website.


I guess there should be seperate articles on São Tomé Island and Príncipe Island as well. And perhaps an reference to the Island of Annobón, Equatorial Guinea since they all belong to the same archipelago.


Can anyone provide a dettailed topografic map of the main island. I know it excists


How do you pronounce the name? Say'oh Toh'may? Sah'eh teh'may?

São is pronounced like "sou" in the word "sound", and Tomé is toh-MAY, rather like Marisa Tomei's last name. — Ливай | 02:15, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

"The islands were discovered by João de Santarém and Pedro Escobar and bore his name[clarification needed] until the 20th century. Portuguese navigators explored the islands and decided that they would be g-HIS-whose?a.kontradikts intro


—Preceding unsigned comment added by Sven70 (talkcontribs) 08:46, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

There appears to be minor vandalism on the São Tomé and Príncipe page, which I will attempt to correct


Also there is no

Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe

page Lawrence Chard 21:20, 28 February 2007 (UTC)


> It is the smallest country in the world that is not a former UK dependency

Including the Vatican? JDAWiseman 16:20, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

And Liechtenstein? And San Marino? And Monaco? 65.213.77.129 (talk) 18:20, 11 August 2008 (UTC)



Proposed WikiProject[edit]

In my ongoing efforts to try to include every country on the planet included in the scope of a WikiProject, I have proposed a new project on Middle Africa at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Middle Africa whose scope would include Sao Tome and Principe. Any interested parties are more than welcome to add their names there, so we can see if there is enough interest to start such a project. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:36, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Islam in São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

I propose that the contents of Islam in São Tomé and Príncipe be incorporated with the São Tomé and Príncipe article. The information in the article totals one paragraph, so I deem the article a bit redundant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.135.117.94 (talk) 02:54, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

> The article don't need more information about Islam because it already have it and is sufficient, it's just an atypical phenomena caused by a sudden immigration wave of nigerian citizens.

Minhoto (talk) 14:41, 2 April 2008 (UTC) minhoto

Removed possible vandalism[edit]

I'm calling this "possible vandalism." I found the following unsourced sentence at the end of the article:

São Tomé and Príncipe is a major contributor of internet traffic to the weblog of New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes - between 500 and 999 visits a day!! Phil Hughes' weblog

I'm hesitant to call it outright vandalism because it may well be true and may well have been posted by a well-meaning individual, but it doesn't seem notable and isn't sourced. I'm putting it here for safekeeping. If we want to include it, we'll need to demonstrate its notability and give it a source other than Phil Hughes's blog (in accordance with no original research). —CKA3KA (Skazka) (talk) 20:02, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

São Tomé & Príncipe - former no. 1 cocoa producer?[edit]

It has been suggested to me (IFAD personal communication) that São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) was once the world's largest cocoa producer—1930s, maybe around 30,000 tonnes/year. Can anyone confirm this or advise a reference to global or STP historical cocoa production? Many thanks—GRM (talk) 09:23, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Necessary information[edit]

Please contribute to this part; we need more in this article. One thing is the flora and fauna. Knick99 (talk) 21:54, 30 March 2009 (UTC)knick99

Education in São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

This should be merged with the article. Sarcelles (talk) 16:35, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Merge completed. I have redirected the other page to the Education section here.  Amit  ►  14:21, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

My sources[edit]

user:Senator2029 asked on my own User Talk page for my sources for the IBB facility on São Tomé and the Cuban medical team. Here is the answer:

  • As to the IBB facility on São Tomé: I saw it with my own eyes. I have several photos on which the antennas do appear; I have to revise the photos though if there is one which shows the entry with the sign identifying the site as belonging to the International Broadcasting Bureau.
  • As to the Cuban medical team: the Cuban Ambassador to Angola and São Tomé (Pedro Ross Leal) told me so, and I also met in person the medical workers themselves.
    I happend to be in São Tomé on the occasion of the "tomada de posse" of Manuel Pinto da Costa.

--L.Willms (talk) 14:19, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

The relay transmitting site on São Tomé is mentioned on this Web page of the IBB, and here and here one can find solicitations for building and security services for the São Tomé IBB station by the "Federal Business Opportunities" web page of the US government. Source enough? --L.Willms (talk) 22:05, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

IBB/VoA relay station[edit]

The geo coordinates given in the WRTH point to a wrong place, somewhere to the west of São Tomé in the ocean. The station is actually located here (shown on Google Maps). Google Earth points to a photo of the site, but I can't find a way to actually show the image. That worked in earlier times, but with my PC no longer... --L.Willms (talk) 10:38, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Time of photograph[edit]

The equator marked as it crosses Ilhéu das Rolas, in São Tomé and Príncipe. The shadow points SW, indicating that the Sun is several degrees North; likely late April or early August, about 1-2 hours before Noon.

Why didn't anyone think of checking the EXIF data of the photograph, which is plainly visible? It says very clearly that the picture was taken on 15 May 2003, at 10:58. JIP | Talk 09:35, 20 June 2014 (UTC)