A country consisting of two main islands and several smaller ones in the Gulf of Guinea; population 212,700 (est. 2009); languages, Portuguese (official), Portuguese Creole; capital, São Tomé. The islands were settled by Portugal from 1493 and became an overseas province of that country. São Tomé and Príncipe became independent in 1975.
Definition of São Tomé and Príncipe in:
- The US English dictionary