Sumbe, formerly Novo Redondo, is a city located in west central Angola. It is the administrative capital of Cuanza Sul Province. In 2014 its population was 279,968.[1]

Sumbe
Novo Redondo
Municipality
Marginal do Sumbe - panoramio.jpg
Igreja do Sumbe - panoramio.jpg
Praia do Sumbe - panoramio.jpg
Sumbe is located in Angola
Sumbe
Sumbe
Coordinates: 11°12′19″S 13°50′30″E / 11.20528°S 13.84167°E / -11.20528; 13.84167Coordinates: 11°12′19″S 13°50′30″E / 11.20528°S 13.84167°E / -11.20528; 13.84167
Country Angola
ProvinceCuanza Sul
Area
 • Land4,638 km2 (1,791 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Municipality279,968
 • Density5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
 • Urban205,832
ClimateBSh
Novo Redondo Lighthouse Edit this at Wikidata
Constructed1889 (first) [3]
Constructionmasonry tower (current) [3]
Height15 metres (49 ft) (current)
7 metres (23 ft) (first)
Shapecylindrical truncated tower with lantern (current)
cylindrical post atop a 1-storey house (first)
Markingswhite and red horizontal band (current)
black post (first) [3]
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorInstituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola Edit this on Wikidata
First lit1970s (current) [3]
Deactivated1970s (first)
Focal height34 metres (112 ft)[4]
Range8 nmi (15 km; 9.2 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 3s Edit this on Wikidata

ClimateEdit

The city has a dry tropical climate. The hottest temperatures are from January to April, and the coldest months are July and August.

TransportationEdit

Air transportation is serviced by Angola Air Services, SAL, and Inter Transit.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Resultados Definitivos Recenseamento Geral da População e Habitação – 2014 Província do Cuanza Sul" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estatística, República de Angola. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Archived 2020-04-22 at the Wayback Machine Population of the major cities in Angola
  3. ^ a b c d Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Kwanza Sul". Welcome to Angola. Archived from the original on 2021-10-16. Retrieved 2022-08-22.