Menongue

Menongue is a town with a population of 251,178 (2014)[2], a municipality and the capital of Cuando Cubango Province in Angola.[3] It is one of the four municipalities in Angola whose inhabitants are predominantly Mbunda.

Menongue
Municipality and town
Menongue
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 14°39′20″S 17°41′03″E
Country Angola
ProvinceCuando Cubango Province
Elevation
1,354 m (4,442 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
  Total320,914
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
ClimateCwa

Menongue is the current terminus of the Moçâmedes Railway, from Moçâmedes,[4] and also home of the small Menongue Airport.

History

During the colonial period, the town was called Serpa Pinto, in honour of the namesake Portuguese explorer.

Sports

FC Cuando Cubango, promoted to the 2018 Girabola, the top flight of Angolan soccer, play in Menongue.

See also

References

  1. Citypopulation.de Population of provinces and municipalities in Angola
  2. Citypopulation.de Population of the major cities in Angola
  3. "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 7, 2009.
  4. "Menongue". Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
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