Ambriz is a village and municipality in Bengo Province, Angola. It is located 127 km from the town of Caxito. It borders the municipality of N'zeto, Zaire Province, to the North and the municipality of Dande, to the South.
The old school of Ambriz
|Admin. division||Bengo Province|
|• Total||1,623.0 sq mi (4,203.5 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
|Year first constructed||~1930s|
|Tower shape||quadrangular tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower|
|Tower height||14 metres (46 ft)|
|Focal height||33 metres (108 ft)|
|Range||16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (4) W 12s.|
|Managing agent||Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola|
The population of Ambriz totals 20,000, of whom the majority are Bakongo; there are also Portuguese descendants, and people of mixed Portuguese-African ancestry. The population includes people of the Ovimbundu and Kimbundu ethnic groups.
Fishing is the traditional activity and low-scale agricultural activity. In the past, Ambriz had an oil and gas platform assembly yard (PETROMAR), which was destroyed during warfare in 1992. The base is being reconstructed. In 2007, an Angolan-Portuguese company announced plans to build a biodiesel plant to be fueled by palm oil.
The village has a small port and an airport with an unpaved runway.
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