Cacongo

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Cacongo
Municipality
Cacongo is located in Angola
Cacongo
Cacongo
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 05°14′S 12°08′E / 5.233°S 12.133°E / -5.233; 12.133Coordinates: 05°14′S 12°08′E / 5.233°S 12.133°E / -5.233; 12.133
Country  Angola
Province Cabinda
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Cacongo[1] (Guilherme Capelo[2] or Lândana[3]) is a town in Landana municipality, Cabinda Province, in Angola.[4][5] Landana municipality is sometimes known as Cacongo, and the town is sometimes known as Landana.[6] It is located on Landana Bay about a kilometer south of the mouth of the Chiloango River.[7]

History[edit]

Main article: Kakongo

At the time of the arrival of the Portuguese in the 15th century the village was populated by the Kongo people, and was part of the Kakongo Kingdom. The Portuguese, Dutch, British and French traded along the coast in the 18th and 19th centuries, but the Portuguese formally occupied the town in 1883 following a treaty with the local king,[8] prior to the Treaty of Simulambuco.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cacongo (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Guilherme Capelo (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Lândana (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Reference Center: Provinces". Angolan Embassy in the United States. Archived from the original on 11 February 2006. 
  6. ^ GeoNames Search: "Angola: Cabinda: Cacongo", United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. ^ United States. Hydrographic Office (1916) Africa Pilot: The southewest coast of Africa from Cape Palmas to the Cape of Good Hope, including the islands of St. Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, and neighboring islands Hydrographic Office, Washington, D.C., volume 1, page 346 OCLC 62355097
  8. ^ Rawson, Rawson W. (November 1884) "The Territorial Partition of the Coast of Africa" Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and monthly record of geography, Volume 6, No. XI, pages 615–631, page 623