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Coordinates: 12°27′S 14°09′E / 12.450°S 14.150°E / -12.450; 14.150

Municipality and town
Bocoio is located in Angola
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 12°27′S 14°09′E / 12.450°S 14.150°E / -12.450; 14.150
Country  Angola
Province Benguela Province
 • Total 2,128 sq mi (5,512 km2)
Population (2013)
 • Total 163,714
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Climate Aw

Bocoio is a town and municipality in Benguela Province in Angola.[1] Its administrative capital is Tchissandji.

It is located in the northeast side of the province, 106 km from the capital city, 75 km west of the railway city of Lobito and 75 km east of the municipality of Balombo.

The town used to be called Vila Sousa Lara during the colonial period having been established in 1827 by a Mr. Fernando, the first chefe do posto (town council chief) to be appointed.[2]


  1. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Conheça por Imagens a Vila do Bocoio na Província de Benguela" (in Portuguese). 28 Apr 2013. Retrieved 21 Mar 2016.