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Water and woods exuberance near the capital. Tourism stands out for the beaches and the craft. Its capital is Caxito.

Bengo

The province

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Bengo is the most recent province created in Angola. It was determined to be the newest province of the country on 26 April, through the decree nº. 3/80, as it was before part of Luanda province.

The province is still growing but has agricultural, mining and cultural riches which put it at the same level as the other promising provinces of Angola. This can be seen from its development as well as its planning to ensure the support of public and private enterprises.

Bengo is the closest province to the political, administrative and business centre of the country. Its close geographic location to Luanda and its immense and diversified market, gives attractive conditions for investors,  given the fact that Luanda as the capital has a heavy  and saturated road traffic due to the big number of people living in it.

 

Area

Bengo has an area of 33,016 squaare kilometres. It is located on the Angolan northern coast and shares borders with Uige, Zaire, Kwanza Norte province and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Distance in relation to other cities

 

Administrative Division

The province has six municipalities nemely :

Municipality Commune
Dande Caxito (Headquarters)
Barra do Dande
Quicabo
Úcua
Mububas
Ambriz Ambriz (Headquarters)
Bela Vista
Tabi
Bula-atumba Bula-atumba (Headquarters)
Quiage
Dembos Quibaxe (Headquarters)
Piri
Coxe (S. José das Matas)
Paredes
Nambuangongo Muxaluando (Headquarters)
Canacassala
Gombe
Mazumbo (Cage)
Mucondo (Quicunzo)
Quixico
Zala
Pango-Aluquém Pango-Aluquém (Headquarters)
Cazuangongo

 

Climate

Steppe dry tropical and 25º C of annual medium temperatures, with dry and rainy seasons.

 

Natural Resources

The province has abundant natural resources that allow for a growth and development enhanced and sustained by  the exploration of the primary sector which, in a first perspective, enable to test mechanisms to combat food shortage, relaunch  production and thereby create jobs and increase the income of the population that will significantly favour the economic and social conditions of the province.

Near the sedimentary basin, to the northern region of Caxito, is the Ambriz region, holder of deposits of minerals such as oil.

However, 25 kilometers to the north of Caxito is a zone with huge contents of quartz, dolomite, limestone, clay and mineral salt