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Bengo Province Wikipedia
Bengo is a province of Angola. Its capital is Caxito. According to 1988 statistics, there were 18,700 people living in urban areas with 137,400 in rural areas, with a total of 156,100 residents. It has an area of 31,371 square kilometres, and its population at the 2014 Census was 351,579. The province had been created in 1980 by dividing the original province Luanda into Bengo and the then smaller province Luanda.
The province is bordered by the provinces of Zaire to the North, Uige to the Northeast, Cuanza Norte to the East, and Cuanza Sul to the South. It has two western coastal stretches along the Atlantic Ocean, and forms an enclave around the national capital's province of Luanda. The Kissama National Park and the Kibinda Forest Reserve are here. The province also has a number of lakes, most of them are in the municipalities of Dande and Icolo and Bengo. There are lagoons at Panguila and Ibendoa, Cabiri and Ulua do Sungui.
The Angolan National Assembly approved a law on July 27, 2011 reorganizing the territorial subdivisions of Luanda and Bengo provinces . The law moved the Icolo e Bengo and Quiçama municipalities from Bengo province to Luanda province and created new municipalities in both provinces. Now, Bengo is divided into six municipalities: Ambriz, Bula-Atumba, Dande, Dembos, Nambuangongo, and Pango Aluquém.
The province of Bengo contained five municipalities (municípios):
Icolo e Bengo and Quiçama have been moved to Luanda Province in 2011.
Some sources also show the following municipalities in Bengo province: Bula-Atumba, Dembos, and Pango-Aluquém, while others list those three in Cuanza Norte (Kwanza Norte) province.
The province of Bengo contains the following communes (comunas):