Chipindo

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Chipindo
Municipality and town
Cities in Angola, Chipindo Huila Angola 2004-12-13.jpg
Chipindo is located in Angola
Chipindo
Chipindo
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 13°49′28″S 15°48′0″E / 13.82444°S 15.80000°E / -13.82444; 15.80000Coordinates: 13°49′28″S 15°48′0″E / 13.82444°S 15.80000°E / -13.82444; 15.80000
Country  Angola
Province Huíla Province
Area
 • Total 1,505 sq mi (3,898 km2)
Population (2006)Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Angola. Instituto Nacional de Segurança Social, Angola.
 • Total 33,244
 • Density 40/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Chipindo is a town and municipality in Huíla Province in Angola.,[1] situated 450 km North of Lubango, Huila province capital.

Geography & Territory[edit]

With an extension of 3.898 km2, and a density of population of 16 inhabitants per km2, it is limited with the towns of Caála and Tchicala Tcholoanga in Huambo Province in the North, with Jamba town in the South, with Kuvango in the East and with Caconda and Chicomba in the West.

Its population is estimated in 33.244 inhabitants (2.006).,[2] distributed in two comunas, Chipindo Sede and Bambi, that are constituited by seven regedorías, Tchitata, Camoanha, Sangueve, Capembe e Bundjei (Chipindo Sede), Catapua, Bambi sede (Bambi), and a great number of aldeias in each comuna. During the raining season traffic is strongly reduced due to the bad shape of the roads.

It has a small landing runway.

Climate[edit]

Chipindo has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen: Cwb) with two differentiated seasons, a wet season from October to April and a dry season from May to September. Temperatures are somewhat lower during the dry season.

Climate data for Chipindo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
20.2
(68.4)
20.3
(68.5)
20.1
(68.2)
17.6
(63.7)
15.6
(60.1)
15.4
(59.7)
18.1
(64.6)
21.0
(69.8)
21.5
(70.7)
20.7
(69.3)
20.1
(68.2)
19.2
(66.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 190
(7.48)
162
(6.38)
228
(8.98)
115
(4.53)
10
(0.39)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
69
(2.72)
147
(5.79)
196
(7.72)
1,122
(44.19)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Population[edit]

Mother tongue of most of the population is Umbundu, spoken by the majority of Umbundu people, although it exist a part of the population belonging to Gangela people, especially in the West, close to Kuvango. The population is in its majority of strong traditional beliefs.

Administration[edit]

Since the end of the war, for the first time in 14 years, since March 19, 2002, a local administration was established.

COMUNAS[edit]

  • CHIPINDO SEDE: town center. Local Administration, police, Catholic church, Health center, School and Hospital (under construction in 2004). Aldea de Mbuandangui: 2 km from Chipindo sede, Action Against Hunger base (as of 2005). Regidurias: Sangueve, Camoanha, Tchitata, Capembe and Bundjei.
  • BAMBI: South of the town. Health post.

Regidurias: Catapua, Bambi sede.

SECTOR[edit]

  • Bundjei: North of the town. Health center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.xist.org/cntry/angola.aspx?levels=Huila Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Angola. Instituto Nacional de Segurança Social, Angola
  3. ^ "Climate: Chipindo". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 April 2014.