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Malanje

Known as the province of the giant black antelope. Malanje is essentially an agricultural province. Tourism is diversified.

Malanje

The province

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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.

 

Area

The province of  Malanje occupies an area of 97,602 square kilometers.

 

Distance in relation to other cities

 

Administrative Division

Its capital city is Malanje and is devided into 14 municipalities that include:

Municípality Commune
Malanje Malanje (SEDE)
Ngola Luige
Cambaxe
Cacuso Cacuso (Headquarters)
Pungo Andongo
Lombe
Quizenga
Kalandula Kalandula (Headquarters)
Cateco-Cangola
Cuale
Cota
Quinge
Kambundi-Katembo Cambundi-Catembo (Headquarters)
Quitapa
Tala Mungongo
Dumba Cabango
Cangandala Cangandala (Headquarters)
Caribo
Culamagia
Bembo
Cahombo Cahombo (Headquarters)
Cambo-Sunginje
Micanda
Bange-Angola
Kunda-Dia-Base Kunda-Dia-Base (Headquarters)
Milando
Lemba
Luquembo Luquembo (Headquarters)
Quimbango
Dombo-Wazanga
Capunda
Cunga-Palanca
Rimba
Marimba Marimba (SEDE)
Cabombo
Tembo Aluma (Mangando)
Massango Massango (Headquarters)
Quihuhu (Lusitano)
Quinguengue (Tua)
Mucari Mucari (Headquarters)
Catala
Muquixe
Caxinga
Quela Quela (Headquarters)
Xandel
Moma
Bangalas
Quirima Quirima (Headquarters)
Saltar
Kiwaba-Nzoji Kiwaba-Nzoji (Headquarters)
Mufuma

 

Climate

It is humid tropical with an annual average temperature of 22º C.

 

Ethinic Groups

The population of the Malanje province is of varied origin, comprisong three large linguistic groups: Kimbundu, Kikongo and Ambundo.

 

Population

There is in Malanje province a population estimated at 855,888 inhabitants.

 

Natural Resources

Malanje province has a rich subsoil with deposits of such minerals as diamonds, phosphate, uranium and limestone.