Sao Tome and Principe Population 2022


Sao Tome and Principe map
  • The current population of Sao Tome and Principe is estimated at 227,832 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Sao Tome and Principe represent 0.00% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Sao Tome and Principe is 200 inhabitants per km2.
  • Sao Tome and Principe is located in Africa.
  • Sao Tome and Principe ranks number 187 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Sao Tome and Principe is 0.24913. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 6.60357.
  • The median age in Sao Tome and Principe is 18.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Sao Tome and Principe is 1,300 STN per month, around USD $55.35 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Sao Tome and Principe shares its land boundary with are not existent - It has no land borders.

Sao Tome and Principe

Official name Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Location Africa
Capital São Tomé
Population 227,390 (as of July 2022)
Population density 200/km2
Population growth rate 1.89% (in 2022)
Area 1,001 km2 (386.49 sq mi)
Official language Portuguese
Currency Dobra (STN)
Life expectancy 70.82 years
Internet TLD .st
Call code +239

Sao Tome and Principe Population Graph

Sao Tome and Principe Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 219,599 109,887 109,712 50.04% 49.96% 163,272 74.35%
2019 215,478 107,825 107,653 50.04% 49.96% 158,592 73.6%
2018 211,454 105,812 105,642 50.04% 49.96% 153,939 72.8%
2017 207,500 103,812 103,688 50.03% 49.97% 149,338 71.97%
2016 203,627 101,875 101,752 50.03% 49.97% 144,758 71.09%
2015 199,838 99,979 99,859 50.03% 49.97% 140,226 70.17%
2014 196,118 98,118 98,000 50.03% 49.97% 135,733 69.21%
2013 192,460 96,307 96,153 50.04% 49.96% 131,277 68.21%
2012 188,771 94,461 94,310 50.04% 49.96% 126,779 67.16%
2011 184,890 92,500 92,390 50.03% 49.97% 122,138 66.06%
2010 180,733 90,330 90,403 49.98% 50.02% 117,386 64.95%
2009 176,229 87,956 88,273 49.91% 50.09% 112,469 63.82%
2008 171,464 85,406 86,058 49.81% 50.19% 107,474 62.68%
2007 166,630 82,815 83,815 49.7% 50.3% 102,511 61.52%
2006 161,999 80,319 81,680 49.58% 50.42% 97,766 60.35%
2005 157,787 78,089 79,698 49.49% 50.51% 93,363 59.17%
2004 154,043 76,143 77,900 49.43% 50.57% 89,299 57.97%
2003 150,706 74,449 76,257 49.4% 50.6% 85,556 56.77%
2002 147,745 72,971 74,774 49.39% 50.61% 82,087 55.56%
2001 145,050 71,655 73,395 49.4% 50.6% 78,878 54.38%
2000 142,549 70,419 72,130 49.4% 50.6% 76,150 53.42%
1999 140,244 69,309 70,935 49.42% 50.58% 73,586 52.47%
1998 138,131 68,292 69,839 49.44% 50.56% 71,151 51.51%
1997 136,103 67,317 68,786 49.46% 50.54% 68,800 50.55%
1996 134,067 66,336 67,731 49.48% 50.52% 66,484 49.59%
1995 131,942 65,285 66,657 49.48% 50.52% 64,163 48.63%
1994 129,685 64,168 65,517 49.48% 50.52% 61,821 47.67%
1993 127,320 62,972 64,348 49.46% 50.54% 59,484 46.72%
1992 124,823 61,700 63,123 49.43% 50.57% 57,119 45.76%
1991 122,193 60,376 61,817 49.41% 50.59% 54,730 44.79%
1990 119,449 58,996 60,453 49.39% 50.61% 52,139 43.65%
1989 116,546 57,562 58,984 49.39% 50.61% 49,544 42.51%
1988 113,515 56,088 57,427 49.41% 50.59% 46,973 41.38%
1987 110,480 54,599 55,881 49.42% 50.58% 44,479 40.26%
1986 107,644 53,208 54,436 49.43% 50.57% 42,143 39.15%
1985 105,136 51,969 53,167 49.43% 50.57% 40,004 38.05%
1984 103,032 50,908 52,124 49.41% 50.59% 38,081 36.96%
1983 101,266 49,995 51,271 49.37% 50.63% 36,344 35.89%
1982 99,697 49,190 50,507 49.34% 50.66% 34,724 34.83%
1981 97,982 48,325 49,657 49.32% 50.68% 33,177 33.86%
1980 95,999 47,347 48,652 49.32% 50.68% 32,140 33.48%
1979 93,664 46,233 47,431 49.36% 50.64% 31,012 33.11%
1978 91,046 45,013 46,033 49.44% 50.56% 29,808 32.74%
1977 88,296 43,751 44,545 49.55% 50.45% 28,581 32.37%
1976 85,663 42,532 43,131 49.65% 50.35% 27,412 32%
1975 83,317 41,425 41,892 49.72% 50.28% 26,361 31.64%
1974 81,327 40,476 40,851 49.77% 50.23% 25,439 31.28%
1973 79,638 39,660 39,978 49.8% 50.2% 24,624 30.92%
1972 78,101 38,910 39,191 49.82% 50.18% 23,868 30.56%
1971 76,512 38,187 38,325 49.91% 50.09% 23,114 30.21%
1970 74,734 37,457 37,277 50.12% 49.88% 22,061 29.52%
1969 72,661 36,643 36,018 50.43% 49.57% 20,243 27.86%
1968 70,413 35,819 34,594 50.87% 49.13% 18,490 26.26%
1967 68,189 35,063 33,126 51.42% 48.58% 16,856 24.72%
1966 66,318 34,519 31,799 52.05% 47.95% 15,419 23.25%
1965 65,027 34,282 30,745 52.72% 47.28% 14,195 21.83%
1964 64,419 34,413 30,006 53.42% 46.58% 13,193 20.48%
1963 64,378 34,841 29,537 54.12% 45.88% 12,354 19.19%
1962 64,620 35,386 29,234 54.76% 45.24% 11,612 17.97%
1961 64,739 35,781 28,958 55.27% 44.73% 10,883 16.81%
1960 64,435 35,839 28,596 55.62% 44.38% 10,355 16.07%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Sao Tome and Principe ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Sao Tome and Principe. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Sao Tome and Principe

# City Population 2022
1 São Tomé 56,767
2 Santo Amaro 8,349
3 Neves 7,539
4 Santana 7,082
5 Trindade 6,758
6 Pantufo 2,191
7 Santa Cruz 2,076
8 Guadalupe 1,768
9 Santo António 1,171
10 Santa Catarina 998
11 Porto Alegre 345

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2
Malawi 20,091,635 153.3/km2
Senegal 17,518,022 70/km2