São Tomé and Príncipe

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São Tomean Fact 1 (Nov. 1–Nov. 7, 2009)

São Tomé and Príncipe is the smallest country in Africa.  Its two largest islands (São Tomé, and Príncipe, respectively) are both part of a chain of extinct volcanoes.

São Tomean Fact 2 (Nov. 8–Nov. 14, 2009)

São Tomé and Príncipe has no railroads.

São Tomean Fact 3 (Nov. 15–Nov. 21, 2009)

With a birth rate of 3.8% (and 5.3 children per woman), São Tomé and Príncipe places in the top 25 most fertile countries in the world.

São Tomean Fact 4 (Nov. 22–Nov. 28, 2009)

Major diseases, including rabies and Hepatitis A are wide-spread in São Tomé and Príncipe.