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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.

Ambriz
Municipality
The old school of Ambriz
The old school of Ambriz
Angola map.png
Ambriz is located in Angola
Ambriz
Ambriz
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 7°51′S 13°07′E / 7.850°S 13.117°E / -7.850; 13.117
CountryFlag of Angola.svg Angola
Admin. divisionBengo Province
Area
 • Total1,623.0 sq mi (4,203.5 km2)
Population
 • Total20,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
ClimateBSh
Ambriz Lighthouse
Angola - The old school of Ambriz.jpg
Ambriz is located in Angola
Ambriz
Angola
LocationAmbriz
Angola
Coordinates7°50′10″S 13°06′02″E / 7.836167°S 13.100694°E / -7.836167; 13.100694
Year first constructed~1930s
Foundationmasonry base
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapequadrangular tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)[1]
Focal height33 metres (108 ft)[1]
Range16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl (4) W 12s.[1]
Admiralty numberD5060
NGA number25568
ARLHS numberANO-001
Angola numberPT-5180[2]
Managing agentInstituto 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.[3] 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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
  2. ^ "Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Perfil - município do Ambriz". Bengo.gov.ao (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 Mar 2016.

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Coordinates: 7°51′S 13°07′E / 7.850°S 13.117°E / -7.850; 13.117