Sambizanga is one of the six urban districts that make up the municipality of Luanda, in the province of Luanda.

Ponta das Lagostas Lighthouse
Mórro das Lagostas
Sambizanga is located in Angola
LocationPonta das Lagostas
Coordinates8°45′26″S 13°18′11″E / 8.757361°S 13.303°E / -8.757361; 13.303
Year first constructed1880 (first)
1930 (second)[1]
Year first litn/a (current)
Deactivated1930 (first)
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionfiber glass tower (current)
masonry tower (first & second)[1]
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
quadrangular tower atop a 2-storey keeper’s house
quadrangular tower with balcony and lantern (second) [1]
Markings / patternwhite and red horizontal band tower (current)
white tower (first & second) [1]
Tower height15 metres (49 ft) (current)
14 metres (46 ft) (second)[1]
Focal height81 metres (266 ft)[2]
Light sourcesolar power
Range7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)[2]
CharacteristicOc (2) R 6s.[2]
Admiralty numberD5100[2]
NGA number25576[2]
ARLHS numberANO-014[1]
Angola numberPT-5204[1]
Managing agentInstituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola


Sambizanga has 14.5 km ² and about 244,000 inhabitants. Limited to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the municipality of Cacuaco, in the East by the municipality of Cazenga and south by the municipalities of Ingombota and Rangel. It comprises the municipalities of Sambizanga, Bairro Operário and Ngola Kiluanje. Sambizanga is home to the Progresso Associação do Sambizanga football club of the Girabola and the residential area Avenida Comandante Valòdia.

Mercado Roque Santeiro, the largest open-air market in Africa, was located in the district.[3]

2007 ShootingEdit

In December 2007, film director Radical Ribeiro began shooting a film in Sambizanga. On 18 December, police mistook actors in Ribeiro's film, who were carrying unloaded firearms, as actual criminals and opened fire on them, killing two. Interior Minister Roberto Leal Monteiro said "We won't rest until police at all levels realise they are public servants,"

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e 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. 2016.
  3. ^ "BBC News - Angolan traders mourn loss of Roque Santeiro market". Retrieved 2016-10-10.

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Coordinates: 6°05′S 15°06′E / 6.083°S 15.100°E / -6.083; 15.100