Where is São Tomé located?
São Tomé and Príncipe are an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean right on the equator. The microstate has a total area of only 960 km2 and a total coastal length of 209 km. This landmass is approximately 1.1 times the size of Berlin. São Tomé and Príncipe are thus one of the smallest countries in Africa and are ranked 188th worldwide in terms of area. A significant proportion of the inhabitants (75%) belong to the urban population. Every fourth inhabitant lives in São Tomé.
The highest mountain peak (Pico de São Tomé) is located at an altitude of 2,024 meters. In addition to the two main islands, 6 other small islands belong to the country. São Tomé and Príncipe have no directly adjacent neighboring countries. The distance between Berlin and the capital São Tomé is approximately 5,840 km.
The port city of the same name, Sao Tome, is the capital of the island state of São Tomé and Príncipe with around 54,000 inhabitants. It is located on the northeast coast of the island of Sao Tome in the Gulf of Guinea. The island group was discovered by the Portuguese around 1470, and the city of Sao Tome was founded in 1480. It is one of the oldest cities in Black Africa. Due to its port and international airport, it is the transport hub of the country. The city is characterized by colonial buildings in the Portuguese style. From here you can wonderfully reach the beautiful sandy beaches of the island, as well as the remains of the extinct volcano in the interior. By the way, Sao Tome was named after the apostle Thomas, since the city was discovered on St. Thomas’s Day – 21.12.
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