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Lunda-Norte

The province has a large mining industry, with the extraction of diamonds and gold. Agriculture and livestock conquer its space gradually.

Lunda-Norte

The province

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The Lunda-Norte is the result of the Division of the then province of Lunda, created as described at the end of the 20th century, in July 13, 1895, by the then Portuguese colonial regime. The creation of the District of Lunda was strictly linked to the issue of diamonds, this feature that would trump the wax and rubber that initially interested to the Portuguese in the lands of Muatianvua.

With capital in Henrique de Carvalho, Saurimo today, the colonial authorities gradually developed the mining industry in Lunda with higher incidence in the far northeast of the region.

The province of Lunda-Norte, is a Lunda subdivision which was born, under Decree No. 48 of 1978, divided into Lunda-Sul and Lunda-Norte. 

 

Area

With an area of 103,760 square kilometres, the province of Lunda-Norte is composed mainly by the Tchokwe ethnic group.

 

Distance in relation to other cities

 

Administrative Division

The province of Lunda-Norte consists of 9 municipalities, they are:

Municipality Commune
Lucapa Lucapa (Headquarters)
Capaia
Camissombo
Xa-Cassau
Chitato Chitato (Headquarters)
Lóvua
Luachimo
Cambulo Cambulo (Headquarters)
Canzar
Luia
Cachimo
Cuilo Cuilo (Headquarters)
Caluango
Caungula Caungulo (Headquarters)
Camaxilo
Cuango Cuango (Headquarters)
Luremo
Lubalo Lubalo (Headquarters)
Luangue
Muvulege
Capenda Camulemba Capenda Camulemba (Headquarters)
Xinge
Xa-Muteba Xa-Muteba (Headquarters)
Longo
Cassanje
Quitapa

 

Climate

Lunda-Norte has a humid tropical climate with an annual average temperature of 24° C.

 

Population

The province of Lunda-Norte has a population estimated at more than one million inhabitants, mostly dedicated to agriculture.

 

Natural Resources

The region of the province of Lunda-Norte have a subsoil rich in minerals. Such as: Diamond, Iron and Manganese.