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Annobón or Annabon is an island south of São Tomé Island (São Tomé and Príncipe), belonging to Equatorial Guinea. The island is an extinct volcano of which just the 650 metre peak rises above sea level. It has a central crater lake and has a population of around 2,500 people. Rainforest trekking is one of the islands attractions São Tomé Island is, at 854 km², the largest island of São Tomé and Príncipe and is home to 96% of the nations population. ... The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe is a tiny two- island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, distanced 140 kilometers from one another, and situated about 250 and 225 kilometers, respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... To see the geological feature that goes by the same name, see crater lake. ...

Apparently uninhabited until colonised by the Portuguese in 1474, primarily by Africans from Angola via Sao Tome. The island was passed with Fernando Po to Spain in 1778. The Fá d'Ambô Portuguese creole developed and is still the island's main language. Events December 12 - Upon the death of Henry IV of Castile a civil war ensues between his designated successor Isabella I of Castile and her sister Juana who was supported by her husband, Alfonso V of Portugal. ... Bioko is an island off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, formerly called Fernando Po or Fernando Poo. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Fá dAmbô (also named Fla dAmbu and Falar de Ano Bom) is a Portuguese creole spoken in Ano Bom, Equatorial Guinea. ... Portuguese Creole is a creole language based on the Portuguese language. ...

The island briefly became part of the Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco colony until 1909. It was briefly named Pigalu during the last years of the reign of Francisco Macías Nguema. Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco was a colonial administration of Spanish Africa, consisting of the small islands of Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco, located in the Bight of Benin. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Francisco Macías Nguema (1924 - September 29, 1979; original name Mez-m Ngueme) was the first post-colonial leader of Equatorial Guinea. ...

The only town on the island is San Antonio and the main industries are fishing and timber. Fishing from a Pier Fishing is both the recreation and sport of catching fish (for food or as a trophy), and the commercial fishing industry of catching or harvesting seafood (either fish or other aquatic life-forms, such as shellfish). ... Timber Timber is a term used to describe clusters of trees. ...



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