São Tomé E Príncipe

República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The islands of Sào Tomé and Príncipe were discovered in 1471 and from 1522 were a Portugese colony; this became an overseas province of Portugal in 1951. Independence was gained on 12 July 1975.


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Further Reading

  1. Shaw, C. S., Sãn Tomé e Príncipe. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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