Islam in São Tomé and Príncipe


Islam in São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe, with a total population of about 181,000, has about 5,500 Muslim inhabitants, about 3 percent of the population. The majority (an estimated 80 percent) are Roman Catholics; São Tomé and Príncipe were for many years a colony of Portugal, which is overwhelmingly Catholic [http://atheism.about.com/library/irf/irf02/blirf_saotome.htm] .

There are also no known mosques, madrasahs or other Muslim organizations operating in the country [http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayer.php?country=sao_tome_and_principe] .


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