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Caianda is located in Angola
Location of Caianda

Caianda is a town in eastern Moxico province, which is in the northeastern part of Angola.


The town in a few kilometers from Zambia. It is located on the road between Luan, the capital of Moxico Province and Mwinilunga, Zambia.

Recent history[edit]

In 2004, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began organising the repatriation of over 71,000 Angolan refugees from Zambia.[1] The first refugees returned by air but a new land corridor from Zambia via Caianda for remaining refugees.[2]

The refugees left Angola beginning in 1974 during the fighting between UNITA and MPLA forces.[3]

External links[edit]

  • Aerial photograph of the town
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  • Map [2]


Coordinates: 11°00′S 23°32′E / 11.000°S 23.533°E / -11.000; 23.533