Angola is currently divided into 18 provinces:
Bengo, Benguela, Bie, Cabinda, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Kuando Kubango,
Kuanza Norte, Kuanza Sul, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje,
Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire. Provinces are subdivided into
164 municipalities and 557 communes.
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The Angola Municipalities Atlas is a
collection of GIS-derived maps, tabular data and related documents
that provide information, from national down to municipality level,
related to agriculture, livestock, household food security and more.
The atlas contains data derived from a field survey (Dec 2004 -
May 2006) conducted on the Angolan rural sector.
Data are integrated into a “warehouse” framework according to
Dynamic Atlas technology.
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Background and rationale
The Government of the Kingdom of Sweden has funded several multi-sector
projects (OSRO/ANG/401/SWE and OSRO/ANG/503/SWE) in Angola in which one
of the components has been to support the agriculture information
system of the Ministry of the Agriculture and Rural Development
The main goal is to develop the Angola Municipalities Atlas and
strengthen the capacity of MINADER in applying this tool for management,
planning and decision making. The atlas can be considered the first
step towards undertaking a comprehensive National Agro-Livestock census;
the last one was carried out in 1974, before Angola reached independence.
The main stakeholders are the MINADER,
the Food Security Unit/Agricultural Development Institute, United
Nations Agencies, European Community (or EU) and civil society.
We would like to thank all the people who have participated in this
project for their availability and time to provide their contributions.
More specifically we would like to thank the following:
- The Angola Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who were
responsible for project implementation;
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordination Unit, for their
role in the development of the atlas;
- The Agrian Development Institute (IDA);
- The Food Security Unit (GSA);
- The Angola Institute of Geography and Cadastre (IGCA),
for the contribution of topographic maps
- The National Inter-sectoral Commission for De-mining and
- The Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, for their funding.