Angola administrative levels 0 - 3

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Angola administrative level 0 (country), 1 (province), 2 (municipality | city council) and 3 (commune) boundary polygon, line, and point shapefiles, KMZ files, live services, and geodatabase; and gazetteer

Processed by ITOS 2018 09 07

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The administrative level 0-2 shapefiles are suitable for database or ArcGIS linkage to the population statistics tables.

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Source www.gadm.org and Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE - www.ine.gov.ao) - see methodology
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Date of Dataset Aug 30, 2018
Expected Update Frequency Every year
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Methodology

The source of the Angola data is the GADM (Global Administrative Boundaries Database) administrative boundary level 3 (Communes), edited by OCHA based on the Angola Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) Census 2014 Preliminary report maps in order to facilitate a join to the Census 2014 population data.

OCHA added new Census 2014 districts by digitizing the general areas from map images in the Angola INE census pdf report that were geo-referenced . The edited boundaries therefore do not have a high spatial accuracy, however may still be beneficial for planning and population purposes.

Edits were made to the Commune (Admin 3) data and dissolved to Administrative Boundary 2/1/0 levels to ensure nesting, and topology checked.

The following boundary changes were made based on the INE Census 2014 data and maps:

• Added new Catumbela Municipality in Benguela Province

• Added new Cacula Municipality in Huila Province

• Merged municipalities into new Luanda Municipality (there are fewer municipalities in the new data set as Ingombota, Kilamba Kiaxi Maianga, Rangel and Sambizanga have been merged to create the new Luanda municipality, as per Census 2014 data and maps).

• Adjusted boundaries of Cazenga, Viana and Belas/Samba, Cacuaco, Cazenga and Dande municipalities as per Census 2014 data and maps.

• Adjusted Province boundaries, based on Census 2014 data and maps (boundary changes for Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Beng ,Cuanza Norte, and Malanje Provinces )

• Changed Province for Icolo e Bengo municipality from Bengo to Luanda, as per Census 2014 reports from INE.

• Changed Province for Bula Aumba, Dembos and Pangol Alquem municipalities from Cuanze Norte to Bengo, as per Census 2014 reports from INE.

• Changed Province for part of Muxima/Quassama from Bengo to Luanda, as per Census 2014 reports from INE.

Municipality names have been updated as per INE Census 2014 data.

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The administrative level 0 KMZ file is was created from a generalized version (tolerance 0.001 degrees) copy of the shapefile due to the large number of vertices.

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