Benguela

Benguela

Benguela is a province of Angola, based in the city of Benguela. It occupies an area of ​​39,827 km² and has about 2,110,000 inhabitants. The province is located 692 km from the national capital, Luanda.

It consists of the following municipalities: Baia Farta, Balombo, Benguela, Bocoio, Caimbambo, Catumbela, Chongoroi, Cubal, Ganda and Lobito.


Economy

gro-livestock: Sisal, cotton, sugar, coffee, bananas, beans, and horticulture are plant production. Since livestock production is made with pork, and beef, and milk and milk products
Mining: tungsten, graphite and other minerals.
Industrial: metallurgy, oil refining, building materials, textiles and food products.

Population

The vast majority of the population belongs today to the ethnicity of Ovimbundu, but the different groups - (Mu) Ndombe, (Mu) Hanha (International spelling: Hanya), (N) Ganda, Lumbo, Quilengues - were generally "umbundizados" just in 19th century 1. As a consequence of the Angolan Civil War and the rural exodus that prompted many Ovimbundu other regions, particularly Huambo Province, they migrated to the cities of Benguela and Lobito that, like all great cities of Angola, have grown enormously in recent decades .


Turism

The provincial capital, Benguela, is famous for Morena Beach and Blue Bay Beach.
Some tourist sites in Benguela province are:
  • The first locomotives in the area: With around 100 years old locomotives are still present in the province.
  • Home of the first issue of broadcasting in Angola: Held in 1933 by Álvaro de Carvalho.
  • Cemetery Calundo: Built in 1881 and still operating.
  • Station camiho-rail: Located in Catumbela.
  • Fortress of San Sebastian: Located in Egypt Beach
  • Slavery Museum: In the museum there are records of the time of slavery, where slaves were shipped to America.
  • Chimalavera National Park: It is 45 kilometers from Benguela, has many small animals.
  • Regional Chongoroi park: it are large animals.
  • Stones Sombrero.
  • Partial Reserve Buffalo: Book with many buffaloes and animals of this size.
  • Restinga: Located in the city of Lobito.
  • Catumbela village: Point visited by Portuguese who stopped to fill their ships before going to India, is also a place known to be among the first to have records of armed clashes in the region in 1916.
  • Municipal nursery: Location of the first water tank delivered to the city of Benguela.

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