Provinces of São Tomé and Príncipe

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São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe is divided into 2 provinces:

São Tomé Province (Capital: São Tomé)– The province is made up of the equatorial Atlantic island of São Tomé; it has an area of 859 square kilometres and is home to an overwhelming majority of the nation's citizens with a Census population in 2012 of 179,814 out of the total 187,356.[1]

Príncipe Province (Capital: Santo António)– This province covers the smaller island of Príncipe. Its area is approximately 142 square kilometers and the population at the 2012 Census was 7,542.[2]

Note: Príncipe has had self-government since April 29, 1995

The provinces are further divided into seven districts, six on São Tomé and one on Príncipe.

See also


  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, São Tomé and Príncipe.
  2. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, São Tomé and Príncipe.

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