São Tomé & Príncipe

São Tomé & Príncipe is an island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western coast of Africa. The country consists of two main islands, São Tomé and Príncipe, and several smaller islets. São Tomé, the larger of the two islands, is home to the capital city of São Tomé, while Príncipe serves as the country's main economic center. The islands of São Tomé & Príncipe were first uninhabited when they were discovered by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century. The Portuguese soon began to settle the islands, and by the early 16th century, São Tomé had become a major center of the slave trade. The islands continued to be controlled by the Portuguese until they gained independence in 1975. Since independence, São Tomé & Príncipe has struggled to find a stable political and economic footing. The country has been plagued by coups and political instability, and its economy remains heavily reliant on foreign aid. However, in recent years the country has made strides in improving its infrastructure and attracting foreign investment. São Tomé & Príncipe is a beautiful and culturally rich country that has much to offer visitors. The islands offer stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and a unique blend of African and Portuguese cultures. With its growing tourism industry and improving stability, São Tomé & Príncipe is an up-and-coming destination that is definitely worth a visit.

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