Ambriz

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Ambriz
Municipality
Angola map.png
Ambriz is located in Angola
Ambriz
Ambriz
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 7°51′S 13°07′E / 7.850°S 13.117°E / -7.850; 13.117
Country Flag of Angola.svg Angola
Admin. division Bengo Province
Area
 • Total 1,623.0 sq mi (4,203.5 km2)
Population
 • Total 20,000
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Climate BSh
Ambriz Lighthouse
Angola map.png
Ambriz is located in Angola
Ambriz
Angola
Location Ambriz
Angola
Coordinates 7°50′10″S 13°06′02″E / 7.836167°S 13.100694°E / -7.836167; 13.100694
Year first constructed ~1930s
Foundation masonry base
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape square prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 14 metres (46 ft)[1]
Focal height 33 metres (108 ft)[1]
Range 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl (4) W 12s.[1]
Admiralty number D5060
NGA number 25568
ARLHS number ANO-001
Angola number PT-5180[2]
Managing agent Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola

Ambriz is a village and municipality in Bengo Province, Angola. It is located 127Km from the town of Caxito. It borders the municipality of N'zeto, Zaire Province, to the North and the municipality of Dande, to the South.

The population of Ambriz totals 20,000, of whom the majority are Bakongo; there are also Portuguese descendants, and people of mixed Portuguese-African ancestry.[3] The population includes people of the Ovimbundu and Kimbundu ethnic groups.

Fishing is the traditional activity and low-scale agricultural activity. In the past, Ambriz had an oil and gas platform assembly yard (PETROMAR), which was destroyed during warfare in 1992. The base is being reconstructed. In 2007, an Angolan-Portuguese company announced plans to build a biodiesel plant to be fueled by palm oil.

The village has a small port and an airport with an unpaved runway.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. 
  2. ^ "Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Perfil - município do Ambriz". Bengo.gov.ao (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 Mar 2016. 

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Coordinates: 7°51′S 13°07′E / 7.850°S 13.117°E / -7.850; 13.117