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Ponta das Lagostas Lighthouse
Mórro das Lagostas
Sambizanga is located in Angola
Location Ponta das Lagostas
Coordinates 8°45′26″S 13°18′11″E / 8.757361°S 13.303°E / -8.757361; 13.303
Year first constructed 1880 (first)
1930 (second)[1]
Year first lit n/a (current)
Deactivated 1930 (first)
Foundation concrete base
Construction fiber glass tower (current)
masonry tower (first & second)[1]
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
square prism tower atop a 2-storey keeper’s house
square prism tower with balcony and lantern (second) [1]
Markings / pattern white and red horizontal band tower (current)
white tower (first & second) [1]
Height 15 metres (49 ft) (current)
14 metres (46 ft) (second)[1]
Focal height 81 metres (266 ft)[2]
Light source solar power
Range 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)[2]
Characteristic Oc (2) R 6s.[2]
Admiralty number D5100[2]
NGA number 25576[2]
ARLHS number ANO-014[1]
Angola number PT-5204[1]
Managing agent Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola

Sambizanga is one of the six urban districts that make up the municipality of Luanda, in the province of Luanda.


Sambizanga has 14.5 km ² and about 244,000 inhabitants. Limited to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the municipality of Cacuaco, in the East by the municipality of Cazenga and south by the municipalities of Ingombota and Rangel. It comprises the municipalities of Sambizanga, Bairro Operário and Ngola Kiluanje. Sambizanga is home to the Progresso Associação do Sambizanga football club of the Girabola.

Mercado Roque Santeiro, the largest open-air market in Africa, was located in the district.[3]

2007 Shooting[edit]

In December 2007, film director Radical Ribeiro began shooting a film in Sambizanga. On 18 December, police mistook actors in Ribeiro's film, who were carrying unloaded firearms, as actual criminals and opened fire on them, killing two. Interior Minister Roberto Leal Monteiro said "We won't rest until police at all levels realise they are public servants,"

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Coordinates: 6°05′S 15°06′E / 6.083°S 15.100°E / -6.083; 15.100