LATITUDE ZERO by Rui de Camposinhos (11090) 2009-03-05 - 2009-03-13
São Tomé and Príncipe is an archipelago with two main islands located about 140 kilometres apart and about 250 and 225 kilometres, respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. São Tomé, the sizable southern island, is situated just north of the equator. It was named in honor of Saint Thomas by Portuguese explorers who happened to discover these desert islands on his feast day - 21/12/1471.
It is the smallest Portuguese-speaking country. The equator line crosses a very small island (ilhéu) of this archipelago wich name is "Ilhéu das Rolas". ... (full story) (19 photos)