Quiçama

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Quiçama
Municipality
Quiçama (red) in Bengo province (yellow)
Quiçama (red) in Bengo province (yellow)
Quiçama is located in Angola
Quiçama
Quiçama
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 09°31′S 013°58′E / 9.517°S 13.967°E / -9.517; 13.967Coordinates: 09°31′S 013°58′E / 9.517°S 13.967°E / -9.517; 13.967
Country  Angola
Province Luanda Province
Area
 • Total 12,046 km2 (4,651 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate (2006) 29,905
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Quiçama (Portuguese spelling), Kissama or Kisama (Bantu spelling) is one of the seven municípios (city council[1][2] or municipality) that make up the province of Luanda, as per the new administrative division of the province (the others being, Luanda, Belas, Cazenga, Cacuaco, Viana and Icolo e Bengo).[1] It covers an area of 12,046 square kilometres (4,651 sq mi) and its estimated population as of 2006 is 29,905 inhabitants.[3] The municipal seat is the village of Muxima.

Quiçama is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Viana and Icolo e Bengo, to the east by the municipalities of Cambambe, Libolo and Quibala, to the south by the municipalities of Quilenda and Porto Amboim, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

Part of the municipality is occupied by the Quiçama National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Quiçama).

Administrative division[edit]

The municipality of Quiçama is made up of four comunas (communes), as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reference Center: Provinces". Angolan Embassy in the United States. Archived from the original on 11 Feb 2006. 
  2. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved 6 Apr 2009. 
  3. ^ Angola Statistics: Bengo. GeoHive. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Angola. Instituto Nacional de Segurança Social, Angola.