Uíge Province

province of Angola

Uíge (pronounced: "Weej"), [1] is one of the eighteen provinces of Angola.[2] It is in the northwestern part of the country.[3] The capital city is Uíge. There are 500,000 people. The Beu Forest Reserve is in the province.

Caxito-Uíge Road
Caxito-Uíge Road
Map of Angola with the Uige province highlighted
Map of Angola with the Uige province highlighted
Coordinates: 7°37′S 15°03′E / 7.617°S 15.050°E / -7.617; 15.050Coordinates: 7°37′S 15°03′E / 7.617°S 15.050°E / -7.617; 15.050
Alvor AgreementJanuary 15, 1975
 • Land22,663 km2 (8,750 sq mi)
 • Total800,000

The province was badly damaged during the long civil war. Many buildings were destroyed. Many people had to move.

References Edit

  1. Benarde, Melvin A. (2006). Our precarious habitat?: the sky is not falling. Wiley-Interscience. pp. 104–. ISBN 9780471740650. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  2. James, pp. 135 ff
  3. "Uige". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 21 January 2011.