|• Total||87,342 km2 (33,723 sq mi)|
|Population (2014 census)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
|ISO 3166 code||AO-CNN|
Ondjiva is the capital of the province; it was previously known as Vila Pereira d’Eça. Ondjiva is the only city in this province. Municipalities in this province include Cahama, Kuroka, Kuvelai, Kwanhama, Namakunde, Ombadja, and Ondjiva. The distance from Ondjiva to Luanda is 1424 km and to Lubango is 415 km. The Cunene River gave its name to the province.
The inhabitants of the Province are overwhelmingly Ovambo pastoralists. Since the 1960s, they have been under pressure first from white settlers, and after independence from high-ranking military officers and politicians, who acquired large extensions of land which the Ovambo need for the transhumance of their cattle. The ecological, economic and social advantage of pastoralism over ranching has been known since the 1970s, but has not been sufficiently taken into account in policy making.
In popular culture
- Kunene Region in Namibia
- "Cunene" at pt.wiki, 16/09/2011
- See Eduardo Cruz de Carvalho, "'Traditional' and 'Modern' Patterns of Cattle Raising in Southwestern Angola: A critical evaluation of change from Pastoralism to Ranching", The Journal of Developing Areas, 8 1974, pp. 199-226 http://www.the-eis.com/data/literature/Pastoralism%20in%20southern%20Angola.pdf
- Official website of province governor
- Information on this province at the Angolan ministry for territorial administration
- Information on this province at Info Angola
- Province geographical info at geoview.info