back to homepagee-mail us!search!play the game!share your story!the Living Africa
go to: the peoplego to: the landgo to: wildlifego to: national parks

cities of Africa
ethnic groups
arts and crafts
cities of africa
arts and crafts
multimedia specials

the people (back to intro)

Luanda, Angola

Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the country's largest city and a busy seaport. It is also spelt Loanda, and was earlier known as Sao Paulo De Luanda. In 1576, it was founded and then developed into the governmental center of the colony in 1627. Slaves were taken to Brazil from here. It became the capital of independent Angola in 1975.

The climate of Luanda is warm. The city has an international airport, churches and universities. Luanda is powered by the Cambambe Dam on the Kwanza river. The ethnic groups are the Mbundu and the Cuban communities. Over 1.1 million people live in the city.

[ Western Africa - Northern Africa - Eastern Africa ]
[ Central Africa - Southern Africa - the African Islands ]

©  Copyright 1998, ThinkQuest team 16645
All rights reserved.