Brief Facts About Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island nation close to the equator, is part of a volcano chain featuring striking rock and coral formations, rainforests and beaches.

On the larger island, São Tomé, is the Lagoa Azul lagoon. Ôbo Natural Park, a biodiverse jungle preserve, covers much of São Tomé and is distinguished by Pico Cão Grande, a skyscraperlike volcanic rock.

Capital: São Tomé
Currency: São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
President: Manuel Pinto da Costa
Population: 199,910 (2016) World Bank

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