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Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)

São Tomé and Príncipe

Also known as: São Tomé und Príncipe (Deutsch), Santo Tomé y Príncipe (español), Sao Tomé-et-Principe (français), São Tomé e Príncipe (Italiano, Português), Wyspy Świętego Tomasza i Książęca (polski), 聖多美普林西比 (正體中文), サントメ・プリンシペ (日本語), Insulae Sancti Thomae et Principis (latine)

Continent: Southern Africa

Capital: São Tomé

Area: 964 km²

Population: 201,025

Religions: 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%

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%

Ethnic Groups: mestico, angolares (descendants of Angolan slaves), forros (descendants of freed slaves), servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cabo Verde), tongas (children of servicais born on the islands), Europeans (primarily Portuguese), Asians (mostly Chinese)

Neighbouring Countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, ↘ Gabon Gabon


Circumscriptions (1): Dioceses (1)


Roman Rite (1): São Tomé and Príncipe


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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: São Tomé and Príncipe Link Archbishop Petar Rajič (59)

Conference of Bishops: Conferência Episcopal de Angola e São Tomé (C.E.A.S.T.) Link Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (60)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (I.M.B.I.S.A.) Link Archbishop Stephen Brislin (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (60)


as of 2018.11.18

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