Luena, Moxico Province

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Luena
Municipality and town
Garden at Governor's Palace in Luena
Garden at Governor's Palace in Luena
Country  Angola
Province Moxico Province
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Climate Cwa
Location of Luena in Angola

Luena (pre-1975: Luso) is a town located in east central Angola. It is the administrative capital of Moxico Province. While no exact figures are available, estimates on the population of the city varies from 60,000 to 200,000 residents, including an unknown number of refugees from the Angolan Civil War that officially ended in 2002.

Jonas Savimbi[edit]

The Angolan town is best known as the resting place of former UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, who was shot and killed in military conflict with Angolan government troops on February 22, 2002. Later on January 3, 2008, Savimbi's tomb was vandalised and four members of the youth wing of the MPLA were charged and arrested.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Luena, Moxico Province (1940–1960)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.7
(90.9)
32.4
(90.3)
32.0
(89.6)
33.4
(92.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.0
(87.8)
30.0
(86)
33.5
(92.3)
35.0
(95)
34.3
(93.7)
34.0
(93.2)
32.4
(90.3)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) 26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
26.8
(80.2)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
25.7
(78.3)
26.2
(79.2)
28.8
(83.8)
30.8
(87.4)
29.6
(85.3)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
27.5
(81.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
21.7
(71.1)
21.6
(70.9)
21.4
(70.5)
19.4
(66.9)
17.2
(63)
17.4
(63.3)
20.0
(68)
22.6
(72.7)
22.9
(73.2)
21.8
(71.2)
21.6
(70.9)
20.8
(69.4)
Average low °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
16.4
(61.5)
16.3
(61.3)
15.5
(59.9)
11.8
(53.2)
8.8
(47.8)
8.7
(47.7)
11.5
(52.7)
14.5
(58.1)
16.2
(61.2)
16.2
(61.2)
16.4
(61.5)
14.0
(57.2)
Record low °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
10.7
(51.3)
12.3
(54.1)
9.1
(48.4)
3.9
(39)
3.1
(37.6)
2.7
(36.9)
4.6
(40.3)
8.7
(47.7)
11.0
(51.8)
11.0
(51.8)
11.5
(52.7)
2.7
(36.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 226
(8.9)
192
(7.56)
198
(7.8)
99
(3.9)
6
(0.24)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.08)
20
(0.79)
90
(3.54)
169
(6.65)
217
(8.54)
1,219
(47.99)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 22 20 23 12 2 0 0 0 3 13 20 23 138
Average relative humidity (%) 77 77 77 71 57 47 42 39 44 61 74 77 62
Mean monthly sunshine hours 130.2 130.0 142.6 192.0 263.5 270.0 285.2 269.7 213.0 176.7 135.0 124.0 2,331.9
Mean daily sunshine hours 4.2 4.6 4.6 6.4 8.5 9.0 9.2 8.7 7.1 5.7 4.5 4.0 6.4
Source: Deutscher Wetterdienst[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonas Savimbi's tomb vandalised, says UNITA", Mail and Guardian, January 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Klimatafel von Luena (Luso), Prov. Moxico / Angola" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 11°47′30″S 19°54′22″E / 11.7918°S 19.9062°E / -11.7918; 19.9062