You’ll need to exchange your money for Dobra should you wish to be sipping a cool drink on one of São Tomé and Príncipe’s sandy beaches!
The main language spoken here is Portuguese, owing to the fact the islands were discovered by Portuguese navigators in the 15th century and only gained independence in 1975!
The islands farm coconuts, palm kernels, cacao, copra, poultry and fish…
…and export cacao, palm oil and coffee.
Its industry consists of textiles, soap, beer, timber, light construction and perhaps unsurprisingly, fish processing.
The islands are home to a number of different plants and birds, including the world’s largest sunbird and the world’s smallest ibis. There are, however, no lions, tigers or deadly spiders or snakes on the islands! Perfect!
The international dialling code for São Tomé and Príncipe is +239.
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