The island of São Tomé was named after Saint Thomas by the Portuguese explorers who happened arrive at the island at the saint’s feast day.
The cuisine of São Tomé and Príncipe is based on tropical root crops, plantains, bananas, and fish.
São Tomé and Príncipe is in Central African, with a population of 210 thousand people. Its capital is São Tomé, and their currency is São Tomé and Principe dobra. The official language in São Tomé and Principe is Portuguese.