N'dalatando

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N'dalatando
Municipality and town
N'dalatando is located in Angola
N'dalatando
N'dalatando
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 9°18′S 14°55′E / 9.300°S 14.917°E / -9.300; 14.917
Country  Angola
Province Kwanza Norte Province
Area
 • Total 1,793 km2 (692 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 46,606
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

N'dalatando (also spelt as Ndalatando; former official name: Vila Salazar) is a town in Angola and capital of Kwanza Norte Province.[1] N'dalatando is seat of the Cazengo municipality.

Ndalatando was named Salazar by the Portuguese colonial authorities in 1936, honoring the Portuguese dictator Salazar. This was later modified to Vila Salazar. On 28 May 1956, the town was elevated to the status of city (cidade in Portuguese). After gaining independence on 11 November 1975, the Angolan government gave it back the name Ndalatando, effective 18 July 1976. The history of the place is traced back to the 1840s.[2]

The city is limited in the north by the river Luinha, and in the east, south and west by the Lucala River river.[2]

It is served by a station on the northern railway of Luanda Railway. The national road No. 230 links N'dalatando to Luanda in the West and Malanje in the East.

The city is home to Angola's sole botanic garden. The garden was founded as part of a Portuguese agricultural research station and contains some impressive specimens of bamboos, rubber trees, podocarps and fruit trees. The garden also contains a large plantation of Etlingera elatior forbs (porcelain roses) for local trade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provinces of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Kátia Ramos (Ndalatando) (4 June 2012). "Ndalatando a caminho do desenvolvimento" [Ndalatando on the way to development] (in Portuguese). Luanda, Angola: Jornal de Angola. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 


Coordinates: 9°18′S 14°55′E / 9.300°S 14.917°E / -9.300; 14.917