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.
Moxico has an area of 223,023 square kilometres.
Distance in relation to other cities
The province of Moxico comprises nine municipalities that include:
|Luena||Luena (Headquarters) |
Cangumbe / Cachipoque
|Léua||Léua (Headquarters) |
|Luacano||Luacano (Headquarters) |
|Luchazes||Cangamba (Headquarters) |
Tempué (Alto Cuito)
|Alto-Zambeze||Cazombo (Headquarters) |
|Lumbala Nguimbo||Lumbala Nguimbo (Headquarters) |
The province has a humid tropical climate of altitude, with annual average temperatures of 21º C.
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.
The Moxico province has a population estimated a tone million inhabitants.
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