São Tomé and Príncipe
The two islands of Sao Tome and Principe lie in the Gulf of Guinea, about 125 miles (200 km) west of Gabon. The islands are extinct volcanoes. Mountain peak, clad in dense forest, rise sharply on the western coasts; the land then slopes gently down to the east. The soil is mixed with volcanic ash, so it is very fertile. The climate is warm and humid.
Around 70 % of the population is made up of Creoles, people of mixed Portuguese and African descent. Many are employed on large farms growing cash crops such as cocoa, while some work in small farms of their own. Others are laborers or crew...More