Sao Tome And Principe Population 2017

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With an estimated population of 190,000, Sao Tome and Principe is the second-smallest African nation behind Seychelles and the smallest Portuguese-speaking country. Given its small size, it is little surprise that Sao Tome and Principe is fairly densely populated with 187 people per square kilometer (485/sq mi), which ranks 69th in the world. The capital and largest city is Sao Tome with an estimated population of 58,000.

Sao Tome and Principe Demographics

Prior to the arrival of the Portuguese around 1470, Sao Tome and Principe were uninhabited. The first settlement was established in 1493 on Sao Tome, while Principe was settled in 1500. When attracting settlers proved a challenge, the early inhabitants of the island became "undesirables" from Portugal, most of whom were Jews. Later, slaves were imported from the mainland or sugar plantations.

The first census in Sao Tome and Principe took place in 2011. It found that 157,500 people live on Sao Tome while 6,000 live on Principe. All inhabitants today are descended from people from various countries taken to the islands by the Portuguese, including Jews and slaves.

72% of the population is Catholic, 10% belong to another Christian denomination and 18% belong to another religion or are non-religious.

Sao Tome And Principe Population in 2017 Source: No machine-readable author provided. Kotoviski assumed (based on copyright claims).

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Sao Tome And Principe Population Growth

Sao Tome and Principe is currently growing at a rather high 2.6% per year. The nation faces many problems, including a low life expectancy, few doctors, and mandatory school for just four years and an educational system that has insufficiently trained teachers, a shortage of classrooms, inadequate materials and high repetition rates.

Sao Tome And Principe Population Density

About Sao Tome And Principe

Official Name Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Languages Spoken Portuguese
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 1,7
Currencies Used STD

Sao Tome And Principe Population Clock

What is the population of Sao Tome And Principe (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 4
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day -3
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Sao Tome And Principe Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 32.472 births/thousand 34th
Crude Death Rate 6.595 deaths/thousand 129th
Crude Net Migration Rate -4.982 people/thousand 178th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.852 years 148th
Life Expectancy (Male) 64.776 years 150th
Life Expectancy (Female) 68.889 years 150th
Total Fertility Rate 4.39 children/woman 29th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.953 surviving daughters/woman 21st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 41.429 deaths/1,000 live births 45th
Under Five Mortality 58.906 deaths/thousand 42nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.081 years 61st
Rate of Natural Increase 25.606 27th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 13.172% 158th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 15.103% 162nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 11.162% 154th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 24.632% 158th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 27.857% 162nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 21.383% 154th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 18.2 years 199th
Median Age (Female) 18.6 years 195th
Median Age (Male) 17.8 years 200th

Sao Tome And Principe Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 198,481 49.795% 50.205% 206 68 2.06% 187
2015 190,344 49.783% 50.217% 198 67 2.1% 188
2010 170,880 49.744% 50.256% 178 67 2.18% 189
2005 153,146 49.695% 50.305% 159 66 2.22% 190
2000 137,164 49.637% 50.363% 142 68 2.05% 190
1995 125,694 49.586% 50.414% 130 71 1.78% 190
1990 113,575 49.516% 50.484% 118 75 2.03% 190
1985 103,557 49.435% 50.565% 107 78 1.73% 191
1980 94,952 49.341% 50.66% 98 80 2.08% 191
1975 82,607 49.744% 50.256% 86 84 2.72% 192
1970 74,251 50.122% 49.878% 77 89 2.31% 192
1965 64,797 52.732% 47.268% 67 90 1.93% 192
1960 64,254 55.631% 44.371% 66 85 0.46% 188
1955 58,782 55.534% 44.466% 61 84 1.62% 188
1950 60,000 55.533% 44.467% 62 77 -1.34% 186

Sao Tome And Principe Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 211,039 49.808% 50.192% 219 63 2.01% 187
2025 232,982 49.821% 50.179% 242 61 1.94% 187
2030 256,218 49.821% 50.179% 266 58 1.84% 187
2035 280,272 49.807% 50.193% 291 55 1.73% 187
2040 304,783 49.777% 50.223% 317 49 1.6% 186
2045 329,244 49.732% 50.268% 342 45 1.46% 185
2050 353,180 49.674% 50.326% 367 43 1.33% 185
2055 376,467 49.602% 50.398% 392 40 1.21% 183
2060 399,004 49.526% 50.474% 415 39 1.1% 182
2065 420,730 49.451% 50.549% 438 38 1.01% 181
2070 441,664 49.377% 50.623% 460 35 0.92% 181
2075 461,626 49.299% 50.701% 480 33 0.83% 181
2080 480,276 49.227% 50.773% 500 32 0.73% 180
2085 497,173 49.157% 50.843% 517 26 0.64% 178
2090 512,298 49.099% 50.901% 533 26 0.55% 176
2095 525,687 49.057% 50.943% 547 26 0.47% 176
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations