Principe (Portuguese) n an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa: part of São Tomé e Principe. Area: 150 sq. km (58 sq. miles)
São Tomé e Principe (Portuguese)
n a republic in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa, on the Equator: consists of the islands of Principe and São Tomé; colonized by the Portuguese in the late 15th century; became independent in 1975. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: dobra. Capital: São Tomé. Pop.: 136000 (1998 est.). Area: 1001 sq. km (386 sq. miles)
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