Ícolo e Bengo

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Ícolo e Bengo
Agostinho Neto Cultural Center in Catete
Agostinho Neto Cultural Center in Catete
Ícolo e Bengo (red) in Bengo province (yellow)
Ícolo e Bengo (red) in Bengo province (yellow)
Ícolo e Bengo is located in Angola
Ícolo e Bengo
Ícolo e Bengo
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 09°15′S 013°44′E / 9.250°S 13.733°E / -9.250; 13.733Coordinates: 09°15′S 013°44′E / 9.250°S 13.733°E / -9.250; 13.733
Country  Angola
Province Luanda
 • Total 3,819 km2 (1,475 sq mi)
 • Estimate (2006) 58,830
 • Density 15.4/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ícolo e Bengo (English: Icolo and Bengo[1]) is a city council (município[1][2] or municipality) in the province of Luanda in Angola.


As per decree 29/11, of 1st September 2011, which moved this municipality, along with the municipality of Quiçama from Bengo Province to Luanda Province. The others being Luanda, Belas, Cazenga, Cacuaco, Viana and Quiçama. The transfer documents were signed on 2 April 2012 in Catete by the governors of Luanda Province, Bento Bento, and João Miranda, of Bengo Province, in the presence of the minister for territorial administration, Bornito de Sousa.[3]



It covers an area of 3,819 square kilometres (1,475 sq mi) and its estimated population as of 2006 is 58,830 inhabitants.[4]

Icolo e Bengo is bordered to the north and south respectively by the municipalities of Dande and Quiçama (in Bengo and Luanda provinces respectively), to the east by the municipality of Cambambe (Cuanza Norte province), and to the west by the municipalities of Viana and Cacuaco (both in Luanda province).

Administrative Division[edit]

The municipality, with the seat in Catete, is divided into five comunas (communes), as follows:



  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. ^ Pedro Bica (3 April 2012). "Obras dão vida à vila de Catete" [Public works give life to Catete city] (in Portuguese). Luanda, Angola: Jornal de Angola. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Angola Statistics: Bengo. GeoHive. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Angola. Instituto Nacional de Segurança Social, Angola.

External links[edit]

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