Bié Province

province of Angola

Bié is a province of Angola. It is on the Bié Plateau in central part of country. The capital is Kuito. There are about 800,000 people.

The climate of Bié is fresh. The large amount of rainfall makes possible the culture of corn, sugar cane, rice, coffee and peanuts. The ground is one of the most fertile of Angola.

The Cuanza River flows through the province.

Civil WarEdit

Bié was greatly affected by the Civil War. Agriculture stopped in several areas. Some of the rural population fled to the cities. The province capital Kuito was partly destroyed by bombing.

Coordinates: 12°31′S 17°34′E / 12.517°S 17.567°E / -12.517; 17.567