Sumbe

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Sumbe
Novo Redondo
Municipality and town
Rural village near Sumbe
Rural village near Sumbe
Sumbe is located in Angola
Sumbe
Sumbe
Coordinates: 11°12′19″S 13°50′30″E / 11.20528°S 13.84167°E / -11.20528; 13.84167Coordinates: 11°12′19″S 13°50′30″E / 11.20528°S 13.84167°E / -11.20528; 13.84167
Country  Angola
Province Cuanza Sul
Area
 • Land 4,638 km2 (1,791 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 51,749
 • Density 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
Climate BSh
Novo Redondo Lighthouse
Rural village near Sumbe, Angola.jpg
Sumbe is located in Angola
Sumbe
Angola
Location Novo Redondo
Cuanza Sul Province
Angola
Coordinates 11°11′39″S 13°50′12″E / 11.194172°S 13.836594°E / -11.194172; 13.836594
Year first constructed 1889 (first) [1]
Year first lit ~1970s (current) [1]
Deactivated ~1970s (first)
Construction masonry tower (current) [1]
Tower shape cylindrical frustum tower with lantern (current)
cylindrical post atop a 1-storey house (first)
Markings / pattern white and red horizontal band (current)
black post (first) [1]
Height 15 metres (49 ft) (current)
7 metres (23 ft) (first)
Focal height 34 metres (112 ft)[2]
Light source solar power
Range 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)[2]
Characteristic Fl W 3s.[2]
Admiralty number D5240[2]
NGA number 25628[2]
ARLHS number ANO-036[1]
Managing agent Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola

Sumbe (pre-1975: Novo Redondo) is a city located in west central Angola. It is the administrative capital of Cuanza Sul Province. Its population counts about 26,000.[3] The city has a dry tropical climate. The hottest temperatures are from January to April, and the coldest months are July and August. Air transportation is serviced by Angola Air Services, SAL, and Inter Transit. [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016. 
  3. ^ "SUMBE City Council". ethnia.org. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Kwanza Sul". Welcome to Angola.