chapter  7
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The Prenda District in Luanda: Building on Top of the Colonial City

ByFilipa Fiúza, Ana Vaz Milheiro

During the 1960s, Luanda experienced extraordinary demographic growth, counting 224,540 inhabitants by the end of the decade. This population increase was due to the immigration policies of the Estado Novo established two decades earlier. Such occupation of territory policies aimed to settle mainly ‘white’, Europeans from the middle classes as a response to the post-Second World War strengthening of independence claims.