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Huambo

Administration
Full nameHuambo
Settlement typeMunicipality and town
CountryAngola
ProvinceHuambo Province
Geography
Elevation5646.3 ft (1721 m)
Demography
Metro (pop.)225268
Other information
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)

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:For Huambo the location in Amazonas, Peru, see Huambo District

Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa ("New Lisbon" in Portuguese), is the capital of Huambo province in Angola. The city is located about 220 km E from Benguela and 600 km SE from Luanda. The city's last known population count was 225,268. Huambo is a main hub on the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB) (the Benguela Railway), which runs from the port of Benguela to the Congo border, and is served by the Albano Machado Airport (formerly Nova Lisboa Airport).


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