Friday, August 2, 2013

A postcard from São Tomé and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, in western Africa. With a population of 185,000 São Tomé and Principe is Africa’s smallest country after Seychelles.

It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: São Tomé and Príncipe.

A century ago São Tomé and Príncipe was the leading cocoa beans producer of the world. Today it’s economy is still highly dependent on cocoa export. Half of it is exported to The Netherlands, the largest cacao importer in the world.

Principe Flycatcher-babbler is a species of bird endemic to São Tomé and Príncipe.



Maria Kristina Maano said...

At first I was thinking if this is the brown church bird I knew from my childhood :) I'm enlightened to know this one is different and endemic to that place :)

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