Lunda Norte Province

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Lunda Norte
Lunda Norte, province of Angola
Lunda Norte, province of Angola
Country Angola
Capital Lucapa
 • Total 103,760 km2 (40,060 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 700,569
 • Density 6.8/km2 (17/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code AO-LNO

Lunda Norte is a province of Angola. It has an area of 103,760 km² and a population of approximately 253,893. Angola's first President, Agostino Neto, made Lucapa the provincial capital after independence, but the capital was later moved to Dundo. Municipalities in this province include Shah-Muteba, Cuango, Capemba-Camulemba, Lubalo, Caungula, Cuilo, Chitato-Dundo, Lucapa and Caumbo. The province is rich in diamonds, but remains vastly underdeveloped and impoverished.

Lunda Norte is populated by Chokwe, Lunda, and other ethnical groups.

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Coordinates: 8°17′S 19°36′E / 8.283°S 19.600°E / -8.283; 19.600