The Lord's Move to Africa

Sao Tome & Principe

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of localities: 1
No. of saints in church life: 45
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 40

Country Profile

Location: Central Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, west of Gabon 
Geographical Size: 964 sq km 
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; one rainy season (October to May) Population: 204,454 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 1.66% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Portuguese 98.4% (official), Forro 36.2%, Cabo Verdian 8.5%, French 6.8%, Angolar 6.6%, English 4.9%, Lunguie 1%, other (including sign language) 2.4% (2012 est.) 
Religion: Catholic 55.7%, Adventist 4.1%, Assembly of God 3.4%, New Apostolic 2.9%, Mana 2.3%, Universal Kingdom of God 2%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 6.2%, none 21.2%, unspecified 1% (2012 est.) 
Government Type: semi-presidential republic 
Capital City: Sao Tome 
Economy: based mainly on agricultural production and export of cocoa beans. Considerable potential exists for the development of tourism. Gdp (Purchase Power Parity): $686 million (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 5,569 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 173,646 (2017 est.) Internet users 50,000 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA