|Population growth rate
||32.40 births per 1,000 residents
|Overall life expectancy
|Men life expectancy
|Women life expectancy
|65 years and above
||1.00 M / F
||219.01 residents per km²
|São Tomé (São Tomé) 67,000, Trindade (São
Tomé) 16,140, Santana (São Tomé) 10,290, Neves (São Tomé) 10,068,
Guadalupe (São Tomé) 7604
|88% of African (Forros, Angolares etc.), 10% of
European-African descent, 2% of Europeans (mainly Portuguese)
|Christian 80% (Catholics, Evangelical Protestants,
|Human Development Index (HDI)
People in Sao Tome and Principe
Around 210,000 people live in São Tomé and Príncipe.
Most of them are descendants of slaves or contract
workers who were brought to the islands by the
Portuguese during their colonial rule. The slaves came
mainly from Angola, the contract workers from Angola,
Mozambique and the Cape Verde Islands. Some Portuguese
still live on the islands. There are also common
descendants of Portuguese and Africans.
73 percent of the population live in a city, so 27
percent in the country.
Each woman has an average of 4.3 children.
Languages in Sao Tome and Principe
The official language in São Tomé and Príncipe is
Portuguese. Several Creole languages are also spoken.
Most of the speakers have Saotomenisch (also called
Forro). It is based on Portuguese, plus the influence of
several Bantu languages. That is also the case with
Angolar. It is also based on Portuguese, plus elements
of a Bantu language from Angola. Only a few speakers in
Príncipe still have principle that is similar to Saotom.
Religions in Sao Tome and Principe
72 percent of the population of São Tomé and Príncipe
are Catholics. 10 percent belong to another Christian