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.
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
The province has six municipalities nemely :
|Dande||Caxito (Headquarters) |
Barra do Dande
|Ambriz||Ambriz (Headquarters) |
|Bula-atumba||Bula-atumba (Headquarters) |
|Dembos||Quibaxe (Headquarters) |
Coxe (S. José das Matas)
|Nambuangongo||Muxaluando (Headquarters) |
|Pango-Aluquém||Pango-Aluquém (Headquarters) |
Steppe dry tropical and 25º C of annual medium temperatures, with dry and rainy seasons.
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