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The cathedral of São Tomé

São Tomé (population 53,300 (in 2003) is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. It was founded by Portgual in 1485 and is centred on a sixteenth century cathedral. Another early building is Fort São Sebastião, built in 1575 and now the São Tomé National Museum. It was the then colony's capital until 1753 and has been the national capital continuously since 1852. Its name is Portuguese for "Saint Thomas." São Tomé is located at 0°20' North, 6°44' East (0.333, 6.7333). [1] (http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/cntry_files.html) The cathedral - Sé - in Sao Tomé Photograph taken in January 2002 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: São Tomé Categories: GFDL images ... The cathedral - Sé - in Sao Tomé Photograph taken in January 2002 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: São Tomé Categories: GFDL images ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... The Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa), or Portugal, is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. ... Events August 22 - Battle of Bosworth Field is fought between the armies of King Richard III of England and rival claimant to the throne of England Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ... Events February 13 - Henry III of France is crowned at Reims February 14 - Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont August 5 - Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... St. ...

Fishermen land in São Tomé

Features of the town include the Presidential Palace, the Fisherman's Church, and a cinema. The city is also home to two markets, a radio station, hospital and international airport and is known for the Tchiloli play. It is also the centre of the island's road and bus networks. Fishermen land their catch in Sao Tomé Photograph taken in January 2002 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: São Tomé Categories: GFDL images ... Fishermen land their catch in Sao Tomé Photograph taken in January 2002 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: São Tomé Categories: GFDL images ... Presidential Palace in Warsaw. ... A market is a mechanism which allows people to trade, normally governed by the theory of supply and demand, so allocating resources through the price mechanism. ... A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ... A hospital today is an institution for professional health care provided in part by physicians and nurses. ...


Important as a port, São Tomé lies on Ana Chaves Bay in the north east of the island. Cabras Island lies in the bay.

Inside the main market of São Tomé

 
 

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