Sao Tomé & Principe

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São Tomé & Príncipe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tomé and Príncipe


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Area: 1,001 sq km

Two larger and several smaller islands in the Gulf of Guinea, 200 km west of Gabon.

Population: 165,397    Annual Growth: 1.62%

Capital: São Tomé

Urbanites: 62.2%

HDI Rank: 131 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Official language: Portuguese and three Creole dialects    Languages: 5 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Less-reached sections of the population are the Príncipe islanders, the Angolares (rural fisherfolk) and the serviçais (contract labourers), with each group having its own distinct Creole dialect. Pray for outreach to and salvation for these groups.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of São Tomé & Príncipe.