Known as the Giant Sable Antelope province, Malanje is also the land of queen Nzinga Mbandi, and of the Marimba rhythms. Among the main recent historical developments in the region, highlight goes to the Baixa de Cassange massacre, considered to be the first great moment of the Angolan nationalist rebellion, in which on 4 January 1961, Cotonang company’s workers staged an uprising and well brutally repressed with the killing of many.
The province of Malanje occupies an area of 97,602 square kilometers.
Distance in relation to other cities
Its capital city is Malanje and is devided into 14 municipalities that include:
|Malanje||Malanje (SEDE) |
|Cacuso||Cacuso (Headquarters) |
|Kalandula||Kalandula (Headquarters) |
|Kambundi-Katembo||Cambundi-Catembo (Headquarters) |
|Cangandala||Cangandala (Headquarters) |
|Cahombo||Cahombo (Headquarters) |
|Kunda-Dia-Base||Kunda-Dia-Base (Headquarters) |
|Luquembo||Luquembo (Headquarters) |
|Marimba||Marimba (SEDE) |
Tembo Aluma (Mangando)
|Massango||Massango (Headquarters) |
|Mucari||Mucari (Headquarters) |
|Quela||Quela (Headquarters) |
|Quirima||Quirima (Headquarters) |
|Kiwaba-Nzoji||Kiwaba-Nzoji (Headquarters) |
It is humid tropical with an annual average temperature of 22º C.
The population of the Malanje province is of varied origin, comprisong three large linguistic groups: Kimbundu, Kikongo and Ambundo.
There is in Malanje province a population estimated at 855,888 inhabitants.
Malanje province has a rich subsoil with deposits of such minerals as diamonds, phosphate, uranium and limestone.