Príncipe is the smaller, northern island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa. The island is a heavily eroded volcano said to be over three million years old, surrounded by smaller islands including Ilheu Bom Bom, Ilhéu Caroço, Tinhosa Grande and Tinhosa Pequena.

Príncipe is trying to be different and sustainability is at the heart of all travel to the island. It has the support of an organisation called ‘Príncipe HBD – Here Be Dragons’, which promotes responsible, sustainable development through quality tourism. There are some amazing projects underway which aim to benefit all who live on and visit this wonderful island.

Population: 7500

Highest Point: Pico de Príncipe (984m)

Area: 142km (sq)

Capital City: Santo Antonio (population: 3000)

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