Sao Tome and Principe ST

6,322

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

969

Indicated decisions 2014

165,000

Population

145,000

Christians
25,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Sao Tome and Principe
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    142/187
  • Internet Access

    24.4%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Mestizos/Forros (76%, descendants of Portuguese colonists and African slaves); Other groups (24%, Caboverdian mestizo, Angolar, Portuguese, Prinicipense, Fang from Equatorial Guinea, Chinese, and others).
  • Common Languages

    Portuguese, three Creole dialects
  • Economy

    Agricultural economy (subsistence and plantation); Cocoa accounts for 95% of exports.
    Oil potential may cause great improvement in the life of the country.
  • History / Politics

    Settled by the Portuguese 1493, then became a plantation colony and slave transport center.
    Became independent from Portugal in 1975 as a Marxist republic.
    A multiparty democracy was instituted in 1991.
  • Spirituality

    Majority of the population is Catholic, but mixed with African spiritist beliefs. 
    Evangelicals from various countries have had a positive impact on the country.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the Holy Spirit would bring revival to the Catholics in the country.
    Pray that the evangelical growth will continue to grow.
    Pray that Principe island, which has been less evangelized will have faith workers soon.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.