Caála

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Caála
Municipality and town
Caála is located in Angola
Caála
Caála
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 12°51′09″S 15°33′38″E / 12.85250°S 15.56056°E / -12.85250; 15.56056
Country  Angola
Province Huambo Province
Area
 • Municipality and town 1,420 sq mi (3,680 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Municipality and town 45,239
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km2)
 • Metro 373,035
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Climate Cwb

Caála is a town located in Huambo Province in Angola. It was known as Vila Robert Williams while Angola was a Portuguese colony, after the famous railroad developer and mining magnate, Sir Robert Williams. The town's last known population count was 45,239.

History[edit]

Vila Robert Williams was the former name of Caála, in the then Portuguese Angola (before 1975). The town of Robert Williams was just west of Nova Lisboa (now Huambo) and was remarkable for huge outcroppings of boulders that jutted from the fields just outside of the town. In those outcroppings researchers could find pottery shards, primitive metal smelting pits, and other archeological detritus.

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Transport[edit]

Caala is served by a station on the Benguela Railway and is also the junction for a branch railway to Cuima.

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Coordinates: 12°51′09″S 15°33′38″E / 12.85250°S 15.56056°E / -12.85250; 15.56056