São Tomé and Príncipe lie off the coast of Central Africa respectively. Principe and São Tomé are the two islands that make up the country. The distance between them is 142 km. Sao Tome means Saint Thomas, a name given to the island by the Portuguese because they arrived on the island on the day of his commemoration. The population of Sao Tome is 163 000. The country is small and only larger than the Seychelles in Africa. There are four languages spoken in São Tomé. The main cities are São Tomé, Neves and Santo Amaro, Neves and Santana.