Belas, Luanda

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Ponta das Palmeirinhas Lighthouse
Belas, Luanda is located in Angola
Belas, Luanda
Location Ponta das Palmeirinhas
Coordinates 9°04′13″S 12°59′42″E / 9.070306°S 12.995111°E / -9.070306; 12.995111
Year first constructed 1889 (first)
1936 (second)[1]
Year first lit n/a (current)
Foundation concrete base
Construction steel skeletal tower (current)
steel skeletal tower (first)
cast iron skeletal tower (second & third) [1]
Tower shape square prism skeletal tower with balcony and light (current)
square pyramidal skeletal tower atop a 1-storey building (first)
octagonal pyramidal skeletal tower with balcony and lantern (second) [1]
Height 27 metres (89 ft) (current)
27 metres (89 ft) (first)
23 metres (75 ft) (second) [1]
Focal height 40 metres (130 ft) (current)[2]
Light source solar power
Range 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)[2]
Characteristic Fl W 4.5s.[2]
Admiralty number D5150[2]
NGA number 25600[2]
ARLHS number ANO-015[1]
Angola number PT-5250[1]
Managing agent Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola

Belas is one of the seven municipalities that make up the province of Luanda, as per the new administrative division of the province (the others being, Luanda, Cazenga, Cacuaco, Viana, Icolo e Bengo and Quiçama).

Belas was created by an administrative reform voted by the Angolan parliament on March 31, 2011.[3] The seat of the municipality is Kilamba and the municipality administrator is Mrs. Joana Antónia Quintas.


The municipality of Belas has an area of 1.077 km2.


The municipality has an estimated population of 753.000 inhabitants with a 5.000/m2 density.

Administrative Division[edit]

Commune Area Pop Neighb Vil
Benfica 275 km2 10.025 23 6
Camama 28
Futungo de Belas 3.090 km2 12.600 12
Ilha do Mussulo 45 km2 12.600 7
Barra do Kwanza 8.000 6
Vila Estoril 6
Ramiro 24 km2 12.000 6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e 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. 2016. 
  3. ^ "Criado município de Belas em Luanda" [Municipio Belas created in Luanda]. Angop (in Portuguese). Luanda, Angola. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 8°59′54″S 13°15′54″E / 8.9983°S 13.2650°E / -8.9983; 13.2650