Islam in São Tomé and Príncipe

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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 was for many years a colony of Portugal, which is overwhelmingly Catholic.[1]

There are also no known mosques operating in the country.[2] The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has "hundreds" of members in the country, thereby representing a large proportion of the Muslim population.[3]