Sao Tome Island is the bigger of two major isles (together with Principe) comprising the country Sao Tome and Principe. It is located in Gulf of Guinea, off mainland Africa's western coast (Gabon). Principe Island is approx 140 km (87 ml) to the northeast.
- Sao Tome has total area 854 km2 (330 ml2), length 48 km (30 ml), width 32 km (20 ml), highest elevation point (Pico de Sao Tome) 2024 m / 6640 ft. Its population (around 157,000) is over 96% of country's entire population. Nation's capital city is also named Sao Tome, and is located on the northeastern coast. The nearest mainland Africa port is Gabon's Port Gentil - approx 240 km (150 ml) to the east.
- IIsland's higher slopes are forested and part of Obo National Park. Country's economy is largely based on agriculture (cocoa, coffee, palm products, copra / dried coconut meat) and commercial fishing. Large reserves of oil were discovered in the Atlantic Ocean between Sao Tome and Nigeria.
- Sao Tome Island's fauna is represented by around 100 bird species, of which 21 are endemic.
Sao Tome Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Sao Tome Island dock (anchor) at Sao Tome - port city on the north-eastern coast.