Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Kwanza River

Also spelled �Coanza, Cuanza, Quanza, or Kuanza, � river in central Angola, rising about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Chitembo in the Bi� Plateau at 5,000 feet (1,500 m). It flows northward for about 320 miles (510 km) and then curves westward to enter the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles (48 km) south of Luanda, after a course of 600 miles (960 km). The Kwanza drains much of central Angola and is the only Angolan river of economic significance. At intervals during much of its


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