Dundo

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Dundo, Angola
Municipality and town
Dundo, Angola is located in Angola
Dundo, Angola
Dundo, Angola
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 7°22′S 20°49′E / 7.367°S 20.817°E / -7.367; 20.817Coordinates: 7°22′S 20°49′E / 7.367°S 20.817°E / -7.367; 20.817
Country  Angola
Province Lunda Norte Province
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Dundo is an Angolan mining town located in Lunda Norte Province. The city is the home of the football club called Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança, which plays at Estádio Quintalão. The local museum houses objects collected by Hermann Baumann (social anthropologist). Since 2001, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dundo is Joaquim Ferreira Lopes.[1]

History[edit]

The city was founded and built by the company DIAMANG in 1912, who had the diamond mining concession in Lunda, having ceased to exist and was replaced by the current company Empresa Nacional de Diamantes ENDIAMA. Shortly after it ceased to be the capital of Lunda Norte, it is being built as a new capital called New Dundo. The city owns the airport Dundo, Sagrada Esperança Stadium, Dundo Museum, the Diamond Hotel and Middle Polytechnic Institute August 28 Dundo. Until 1980 extracted from the mines of Dundo was about 10% of the annual world production of gem diamonds, following the outbreak of civil war in Angola, production decreased significantly.The diamond and community development was managed privately by Diamang until 1977 when the Angolan government decided to nationalize.

Geography[edit]

The city is divided into several districts, including the Samakaka, Camakenzo, North District, South District and the administration of the municipality is in Tchitato.

Culture[edit]

The city hosts the Dundo Museum which has a large collection of ethnographic artifacts including wooden sculptures are made by the people of ethnic Lunda and Chokwe.

Sport[edit]

The city is home to the football club Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança that plays in Girabola , the highest national championship. The team plays its home games in the city stadium, the ' Estádio Quintalão .

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dundo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(85)
29
(85)
30
(86)
29
(85)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(89)
32
(89)
31
(87)
30
(86)
28
(83)
29
(84)
30
(86.1)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(67)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
18
(65)
16
(60)
16
(60)
18
(65)
19
(67)
19
(67)
19
(67)
19
(67)
18.6
(65.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 180
(7.1)
140
(5.5)
188
(7.4)
201
(7.9)
48
(1.9)
3
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
41
(1.6)
91
(3.6)
188
(7.4)
218
(8.6)
196
(7.7)
1,502
(59.1)
Source: Weatherbase [1]
Climate chart in the format by Walther and Lieth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Dundo, Angola". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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