Luanda | Bengo | Benguela | Cabinda | Kuanza Sul | Namibe | Huíla | Zaire | Uíge | Huambo | Kuanza Norte | Kuando Kubango | Bíe | Lunda Sul | Lunda Norte | Malange | Moxico | Cunene |


This province has an area of 102, 783 km2. It borders on the Republic of Zaire to the north, with Malanje to the east and with Lunda Sul to the south. A series of rivers and tributaries of the River Zaire crosses the province from south .to north, giving Lunda Norte great potential concerning water resources.

A feature of these waterways are the important diamond deposits, which are an important source of wealth for the province.

Population, according to figures released by the provincial government's Office of Studies and Planning, the total population is estimated at 609,919 (1994). The studies show that the greatest populational density in the province is in XáMuteba (113, 522), followed by Chitato (89,821) and Lucapa (70,886).

 Fishing using traditional methods is practised mainly in the village of Lovua, in the municipality of Chitato, in the villages of Xa-Cassau and Capaia, in the municipality of Lucapa and in Caluango, in the municipality of Cuilo. Traditionally rudimentary methods are used to catch the fish, however, this activity was affected by the many years of war and is less common nowadays.




Useful Information

Police: Tel.:(052) 64413
Fire and Ambulance Service:
Tel.: (052) 64115

TAAG: Tel.: (052) 64251
Telephone Company:
Tel.: (052) 64505
Hospital: Tel.: (052) 64091
Tourism: Tel.:(052) 64367

How to get there
There are two surfaced roads runníng through the province, these beíng part ofthe basic road network in Angola:

National Road (Estrada National) Number 180, which leaves Chitato and runs fium north to south through the municipality ofLucapa - (CAPITAL) until Saurimo, Luena and on to the south-east:

National Road Number 230 which, from Saurimo, going from east to west, runs through Capen-da-Camulemba, on to Malanje and then Luanda.

Capital: Lucapa; Area: 103.000 sq.
Km; Population: 250.000 inhab.; City Councils: 9 – Tchitati, Cambulo, Chitato, Cuilo, Caunguka, Cuango, Lubalo, Capenda Camulemba, Xá Muteba; Climate: tropical; Main Products: agricultural: rice, mandioc, corn, palms; minerals: diamonds; others: farming.