Sao Tome and Principe

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Cuisine of Sao Tome and Principe

The cuisine is based on tropical root crops, plantains, and bananas, with fish as the most common source of protein. The vegetables consist of gathered indigenous greens that are cooked in red palm oil.

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Geography of São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe is a small nation composed of an archipelago located in the Gulf of Guinea of equatorial Atlantic Ocean. The nation's main islands are São Tomé Island and Príncipe Island, for which the country is named. These are located about 300 and 250 kilometres (190 and 160 mi), respectively, off the northwest coast of Gabon in West Africa. The nation's geographic coordinates are a latitude of 1°00′N and a longitude of 7°00′E.

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Overview of Sao Tome and Principe

Officially name: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

Capital: São Tomé

Largest city: São Tomé

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Democratic semi-presidential Republic