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St. Thomas & Prince

 

50 Dobras, 1982

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Front: African grey parrot; Rei Amador (Amador King), the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Pico Cao Grande, an eroded volcano in Sao Tome

 

Pico Cao Grande

Pico Cao Grande

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500 Dobras, 1993

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Front: Sea turtle; Rei Amador (Amador King), the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Waterfall

 

1,000 Dobras, 1993

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Front: Bananas; Rei Amador (Amador King), the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Cocoa harvest

 

5,000 Dobras, 1996

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Front: Papa Figo bird; Rei Amador (Amador King), the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Esplanade, modern building

 

10,000 Dobras, 1996

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Front: Emerald Cuckoo; Rei Amador (Amador King), the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Papagaio bridge

 

20,000 Dobras, 2010

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Front: Sao Tome Oriole; Rei Amador, the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Santo António

Courtesy orocondor

 

50,000 Dobras, 2010

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Front: Mangrove kingfisher; Rei Amador, the leader of the great slave revolt of 1595

Back: Banco Central building, Sao Tome

Courtesy orocondor

 

Banco Central building

Banco Central building

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100,000 Dobras, 2005 (2008)

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Front: Lines from Tenreiro's poem "In Coração em África" (Courage in Africa); Francisco José Tenreiro (1921-1963), African poet

Back: Men in costumes with shields standing before monument, celebrating Auto de Floripes in the city of Santo António on the island of Príncipe

Courtesy Yuri Minkin

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St. Thomas and Prince is located 150 miles from the west coast of Africa. The islands were designated a Portuguese overseas province in 1951. It became independent in 1975. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on St. Thomas and Prince.

 

 

 

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