São Tomé E Principe

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


HISTORY. The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, were discovered in 1471 by Pedro Escobar and João Gomes, and from 1522 constituted a Portugese colony. On 11 June 1951 it became an overseas province of Portugal.

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