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Basic information about Principe
Príncipe is the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa. It has an area of 136 square kilometres (53 sq mi) and a population of approximately 5,000. The island is a heavily eroded volcano speculated to be over three million years old, surrounded by smaller islands including Ilheu Bom Bom, Ilhéu Caroço, Tinhosa Grande and Tinhosa Pequena. Part of the Cameroon Line archipelago, Príncipe rises in the south to 948 metres at Pico de Príncipe, in a thickly forested area forming part of the Obo National Park. The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese and named \Príncipe\ (Prince's island) in honor of Afonso, Prince of Portugal, his father's favorite. Subsequently, the north and centre of the island were made into plantations, most of them formed by Portuguese colonialists using slave labor. These concentrated initially on producing sugar and later on cocoa, becoming the world's greatest cocoa producer. Since independence, these plantations have largely reverted to forest. Príncipe was the site where Einstein's Theory of Relativity was experimentally corroborated by Arthur Stanley Eddington and his team during the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919.
Cities, towns & villages in Principe
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Santo AntónioSanto António is the main settlement of Príncipe Island in São Tomé and Príncipe and was the colonial capital of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe from 1753 until 1852. It lies on the north east coast and the Palhota River. It serves as the capital of both Príncipe Province and Pagué District and has an estimated population of 1,200 residents. Show Santo Antónioon the map
BombomBombom, also spelt as Bom-Bom (the main etymology is Portuguese for \"so good\", \"good-good, the other etymology is the Angolan origin: Bombon or Bonbon) is a village in the north-eastern part of São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. Its population is 863 (2008 est.). Show Bombomon the map
Neves FerreiraNeves Ferreira is a village in the southern part of Príncipe Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. Neves Ferreira is located south of the island capital of Santo António. Show Neves Ferreiraon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Principe
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PríncipePríncipe is the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of African in the Gulf of Guinea. It has an area of 136 square kilometres (53 sq mi) and a population of approximately 5,000. The island is a heavily eroded volcano speculated to be over three million years old, surrounded by smaller islands including Ilheu Bom Bom, Ilhéu Caroço, Tinhosa Grande and Tinhosa Pequena. Part of the Cameroon Line archipelago, Príncipe rises in the south to 948 metres at Pico de Príncipe, in a thickly forested area forming part of the Obo National Park.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Principe
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Ilhéu BombomIlhéu Bom Bom, also written as Ilhéu Bombom, is an island in the Gulf of Guinea. The islet is located north of the coast of the island of Príncipe, one of the main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Its population is 15 (2008 est.). The island includes a couple of tourist resorts in São Tomé and Príncipe.Show on map
Pedras TinhosasPedras Tinhosas is a small archipelago of two small islets south west of the island of Príncipe in the Atlantic Ocean. Both Tinhosa Grande and Tinhosa Pequena serve as a nesting ground for a wide variety of endangered sea birds.Show on map
Ilhéu CaroçoIlhéu Caroço is an island in the Gulf of Guinea and is one of the smaller islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. The islet is located southeast of the island of Príncipe.Show on map
PortinhoPortinho is a village on Príncipe Island in the nation of São Tomé and Príncipe. Its population is 17 (2008 est.).Show on map