São João dos Angolares

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SÃO JOÃO DOS ANGOLARES

Arms of São João dos Angolares

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The lower half of the arms and the crest represent the Sete Pedras, or seven stones, a series of small rocks just outside the village. According to a local legend a slave ship was wrecked on the rocks around 1540. The survivors swam to the coast and founded the village. The palm tree is the most common tree in the island.


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