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Moxico

The largest province of Angola in the territory. There is a large industrial fishing, agricultural and livestock production.

Moxico

The province

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Situated in the far eastern region of Angola, the province of Moxico is the country’s largest. The city of Luena (in the colonial period it was called Luso) is the capital of the province. The name of the province comes from the term "muxico" which is the name given to a kind of a traditional basket or bag that was used to carry goods and weapons for the colonial occupation resistance struggle. The honey produced in the region, extracted from certain local types of plants like the Mussixi and muvuca, is famous for its medicinal properties.

 

Area

Moxico has an area of 223,023 square kilometres.

 

Distance in relation to other cities

 

Administrative Division

The province of Moxico comprises nine municipalities that include:

Municípality Commune
Luena Luena (Headquarters)
Cangumbe / Cachipoque
Lucusse
Muangai (Lutuaia)
Kamanongue Kamanongue (Headquarters)
Lumege Lumege (Headquarters)
Léua Léua (Headquarters)
Sandondo
Liangongo
Luacano Luacano (Headquarters)
Lago Dilolo
Luau Luau (SEDE)
Luchazes Cangamba (Headquarters)
Tempué (Alto Cuito)
Cassamba
Muié
Cangumbe
Alto-Zambeze Cazombo (Headquarters)
Caianda
Calunda
Lóvua
Lumbala-Caquengue
Macondo
Nana Cundundo
Lumbala Nguimbo Lumbala Nguimbo (Headquarters)
Chiume
Luvuei (Lumai)
Lutembo
Mussuma
Ninda
Sessa

 

Climate

The province has a humid tropical climate of altitude, with annual average temperatures of 21º C.

 

Ethnic Groups

The most commonly spoken language in the cokwe and there are basically the six following ethnic  groups: the Cokwe, Luvale, Umbundo, Bunda, Luchazes and Lunda Dembo.

 

 Population

The Moxico province has a population estimated a tone million inhabitants.

 

Natural Resources

The province has abundant natural resources that enable it to envisage a great and sustained development for the exploration of such minerals as copper, iron ore, gold, manganese, tungsten, tin, uranium, lignite and diamonds