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.
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
The province of Lunda-Norte consists of 9 municipalities, they are:
|Lucapa||Lucapa (Headquarters) |
|Chitato||Chitato (Headquarters) |
|Cambulo||Cambulo (Headquarters) |
|Cuilo||Cuilo (Headquarters) |
|Caungula||Caungulo (Headquarters) |
|Cuango||Cuango (Headquarters) |
|Lubalo||Lubalo (Headquarters) |
|Capenda Camulemba||Capenda Camulemba (Headquarters) |
|Xa-Muteba||Xa-Muteba (Headquarters) |
Lunda-Norte has a humid tropical climate with an annual average temperature of 24° C.
The province of Lunda-Norte has a population estimated at more than one million inhabitants, mostly dedicated to agriculture.
The region of the province of Lunda-Norte have a subsoil rich in minerals. Such as: Diamond, Iron and Manganese.