Rangel is a town and one of the seven municipalities that make up the province of Luanda, as per the new administrative division of the province (the others being, Belas, Cazenga, Cacuaco, Viana, Icolo e Bengo and Quiçama. Viana lies 15 to 30 kilometers east as a suburb of the capital Luanda and is home to 68.000 inhabitants including about 6,000 long-term refugees, primarily from Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Viana is about a 90 minute drive from downtown Luanda.
The town was founded on 13 December 1963. Because of the proximity to the metropolitan city Angola Benguela has experienced in recent years a very large increase in population and industry.
The municipality of Viana is made up of four communes, as follows:
Nearby the new airport of Luanda, the Angola International Airport will be built by the Chinese company China International Fund. Due to financial problems the project is on hold.
Viana is served by a station on the northern line of Angolan Railways (CFL).
It is to become a dry port.
Coordinates: 08°54′09″S 13°22′20″E / 8.90250°S 13.37222°E