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Kunene River Basin

The Cunene River (Angolan spelling) or Kunene River (Namibian spelling) originates in the Huambo Province in the Sierra Encoco Mountains in southwestern Angola. The river flows in a southerly direction to the Ruacana Falls where it turns to the west and proceeds after 1,050 km to the Atlantic Ocean. The lower section of the river cuts through a deep gorge that starts at the Ruacana Falls. In the 340 km between Ruacana and the Atlantic Ocean, the river falls more than 1100 m and this important feature provides the Cunene River Basin with a hydroelectric power potential of some 2400 MW.

Total Area:
106,560 km2
Riparian Countries: Angola, Namibia

ICPs working in the Kunene river basin:

River Basin Organisations (RBOs) working in the Kunene river basin:

Projects within the Kunene river basin: