Caué District

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Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Location within São Tomé and Príncipe
Coordinates: 0°5′N 6°35′E / 0.083°N 6.583°E / 0.083; 6.583Coordinates: 0°5′N 6°35′E / 0.083°N 6.583°E / 0.083; 6.583
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Province/Island São Tomé
Seat São João dos Angolares
 • Total 267 km2 (103 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 6,887
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+0)

Caué is a district of São Tomé Province. Out of the seven districts that make up the equatorial Atlantic islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, it is one of the smallest in terms of population with approximately 5,900 residents, but is the largest in area covering approximately 267 square kilometers. The district capital is São João dos Angolares. Half of the population live in the community of Santa Cruz. Much of the municipality are forested and are inaccessible to automobiles. Much of the municipality are rainforests, farmlands are within the valley areas. The municipality includes the small islet of Rólas which lies directly on the equator.

District Population History

  • 1940 6,675 (11.0% of the national population)
  • 1950 6,942 (11.6% of the national population)
  • 1960 5,874 (9.1% of the national population)
  • 1970 3,757 (5.1% of the national population)
  • 1981 4,607 (4.8% of the national population)
  • 1991 5,322 (4.5% of the national population)
  • 2001 5,501 (4.0% of the national population)



The district are linked with the road encircling the island and links with the towns of Neves and Santana, much of its roads are very narrow and are non-asphalt or unpaved and are also rarely accessible and doesn't have many roads through the mountains.


Caué has schools or collegiates (colegio), a lyceum (middle schools), churches, beaches, a small port and a few squares (praças). The municipality is largely undeveloped.

North: Mé-Zóchi Northeast: Cantagalo
West: Lembá Caué East: Atlantic Ocean
Southwest: Atlantic Ocean South: Atlantic Ocean