Cuvo River

Coordinates: 10°51′44″S 13°47′50″E / 10.862222°S 13.797222°E / -10.862222; 13.797222
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Cuvo River
Binda Falls
Cuvo River is located in Angola
Cuvo River
Location in Angola
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
10°51′44″S 13°47′50″E / 10.862222°S 13.797222°E / -10.862222; 13.797222

The Cuvo is a river in central Angola. The river mouth is at the Atlantic Ocean at Benguela Bay,[1] in Cuanza Sul Province. Cuvo is its name in its upper reaches; its lower course is called the Keve or Queve.[2] The river is navigable upstream to Binga Falls near Gabela.

Its main tributaries include the Cussoi River.

The river may be the southern extent of the range of the African manatee.[3] The river wetland floodplain and Kumbira Forest is part of an Important Bird Area with several rare species.[4]

The river mouth has a mangrove stand.[5]

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  1. ^ The Earth and Its Inhabitants ...: South and east Africa, Elisée Reclus, Ernest George Ravenstein, Augustus Henry Keane, D. Appleton, 1890, p. 8
  2. ^ Angola Tourism Archived 2013-11-06 at the Portuguese Web Archive, Angola Embassy
  3. ^ A Directory of African Wetlands, R. H. Hughes, J. S. Hughes, G. M. Bernacsek, IUCN, 1992
  4. ^ A brief survey of the birds in Kumbira Forest, Gabela, Angola, Çagan H Sekercioglu and Adam Riley, Ostrich 2005, ISSN 0030-6525ISSN 0030-6525, 76(3&4): 111–117
  5. ^ 5.1 Angola Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine, Ramsar Sites Information Service