São João dos Angolares

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São João dos Angolares
Town
São João dos Angolares is located in São Tomé
São João dos Angolares
São João dos Angolares
Location on São Tomé Island
Coordinates: 0°8′N 6°39′E / 0.133°N 6.650°E / 0.133; 6.650Coordinates: 0°8′N 6°39′E / 0.133°N 6.650°E / 0.133; 6.650
Country  São Tomé and Príncipe
Province São Tomé Province
District Caué District
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 2,474
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)
Area code(s) (+238) 18

São João dos Angolares (Portuguese meaning Saint John) is a small town on the east coast of São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. It lies on a couple of small rivers and is based on fishing and two plantations.

The town is named for the Angolan slaves who settled the area after a ship was wrecked on the Sete Pedras rocks in the sixteenth century, and whose descendants live in the settlement today. Some authorities claim the "Angolans" are actually a remnant of a pre-European population on the island. The townspeople speak Angolar (Ngola), a unique creole language.

Its football (soccer) club is UDRA (União Desportiva Rei Amador).