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São Tomé

or Sao Tome, São Thomé

[soun too-me; English sou tuh-mey] /ˈsãʊ̃ tʊˈmɛ; English ˈsaʊ təˈmeɪ/
an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Gabon, just N of the equator: the larger component of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. 318 sq. mi. (824 sq. km).
a city on this island: capital of the republic.
Pi·co de
[pee-koo duh] /ˈpi kʊ də/ (Show IPA)
the highest mountain on this island, 6640 feet (2024 meters).
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São Tomean, noun

São Tomé and Príncipe

or Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of, a republic in W Africa, comprising the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea, N of the equator: a former overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km).
Capital: São Tomé. Unabridged
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São Tomé and Príncipe

/Portuguese sə̃un tuˈmɛ ˈɛː ˈprɪ̃ːsipə/
a republic in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa, on the Equator: consists of the islands of Príncipe and São Tomé; colonized by the Portuguese in the late 15th century; became independent in 1975. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: dobra. Capital: São Tomé. Pop: 186 817 (2013 est). Area: 1001 sq km (386 sq miles)
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