- Bengo Province
Bengo is a province of
Angola. Its capital is Caxito. According to 1988 statistics, there were 18,700 people living in urban areas with 137,400 in rural areas, with a total of 156,100 residents. [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/angola/ao_appen.html] It has an area of 33,016 square kilometres, and its current population is approximately 450,000.
The province is bordered by the provinces of Zaire to the North, Uige to the Northeast,
Cuanza Norteto the East, and Cuanza Sulto the South. It has two western coastal stretches along the Atlantic Ocean, and forms an enclave around the national capital's province of Luanda. The Natural Park of Kissamaand the Kibinda Forest Reserveare here. The province also has a number of lakes, most of them are in the municipalities of Dandeand Icoloand Bengo. There are lagoons at Panguilaand Ibendoa, Cabiri and Ulua do Sungui.
NambuangongoOther localities in Bengo Province include Cabo Ledo, Lagoa do Panguila, Porto Kipiri, Kachikaneand Funda.
* [http://www.angola.org.uk/prov_bengo.htm angola.org.uk]
* [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/angola/ao_appen.html US government statistics from 1988]
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