M'banza-Kongo

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M'banza-Kongo
Municipality and town
Coordinates: 6°16′S 14°15′E / 6.267°S 14.25°E / -6.267; 14.25Coordinates: 6°16′S 14°15′E / 6.267°S 14.25°E / -6.267; 14.25
Country  Angola
Province Zaire Province
Elevation 1,339 ft (408 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 67,600
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

M'banza-Kongo (known as São Salvador in Portuguese from 1570 to 1975), is a town in northwesternAngola. It is the capital of Zaire Province.[1] In the valley to the south is the Luezi River.

M'banza-Kongo was once the home of the Manikongo, the ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sean Sheehan; Jui Lin Yong; Yong Jui Lin (January 2010). Angola. Marshall Cavendish. pp. 136–. ISBN 9780761448457. http://books.google.com/books?id=TwtVJlLIvq4C&pg=PA136. Retrieved 14 April 2010.