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What a surprise to note we had visitors to this site during the past two weeks
from places seldom heard of.
However I can remember well having some items from those places in my philatelic collection very many years ago!
São Tomé and Príncipe,officially theDemocratic Republic of São Tomé and
Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speakingisland nationin theGulf of
Guinea, off the western equatorial coast ofCentralAfrica. It consists of two archipelagosaround the two main islands:São ToméandPríncipe,
located about 140 kilometres (87 miles) apart and about 250 and 225 kilometres
(155 and 140 miles), respectively, off the northwestern coast ofGabon.
With apopulationof 192,993 (2013 Census), São Tomé and
Príncipe is the second-smallest African country after Seychelles,
as well as the smallestPortuguese-speaking country. Its people are
predominantly of African and mestiçodescent, with most practisingRoman
Catholicism. The legacy of Portuguese rule is also visible in the
country's culture, customs, and music, which fuse European and African
of Saint Kitts and Nevis,also
known as theFederation of
Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a
two-island country in theWest Indies.
Located in theLeeward
Islandschain of the Lesser
Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western
Hemisphere, in bothareaandpopulation. The country is
aCommonwealth realm, with the British monarch,
who is currentlyQueen Elizabeth II, ashead of state.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans.
(Above info from WIKIPEDIA)
(Although working correctly originally, the text here has now gone 'haywire'.