Bengo Province


Bengo Province

Bengo is a province of Angola. Its capital is Caxito. According to 1988 statistics, there were 18,700 people living in urban areas with 137,400 in rural areas, with a total of 156,100 residents. [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/angola/ao_appen.html] It has an area of 33,016 square kilometres, and its current population is approximately 450,000.

The province is bordered by the provinces of Zaire to the North, Uige to the Northeast, Cuanza Norte to the East, and Cuanza Sul to the South. It has two western coastal stretches along the Atlantic Ocean, and forms an enclave around the national capital's province of Luanda. The Natural Park of Kissama and the Kibinda Forest Reserve are here. The province also has a number of lakes, most of them are in the municipalities of Dande and Icolo and Bengo. There are lagoons at Panguila and Ibendoa, Cabiri and Ulua do Sungui.

Municipalities:
*Ambriz
*Bengo
*Dande
*Icolo
*Muxima
*Nambuangongo Other localities in Bengo Province include Cabo Ledo, Lagoa do Panguila, Porto Kipiri, Kachikane and Funda.

External links

* [http://www.angola.org.uk/prov_bengo.htm angola.org.uk]
* [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/angola/ao_appen.html US government statistics from 1988]


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