Waku-Kungo

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Waku-Kungo
Santa Comba
Municipality and town
Waku-Kungo is located in Angola
Waku-Kungo
Waku-Kungo
Coordinates: 11°20′6″S 15°7′0″E / 11.33500°S 15.11667°E / -11.33500; 15.11667
Country  Angola
Province Cuanza Sul
Area
 • Land 4,638 km2 (1,791 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 1,475 m (4,839 ft)
Population
 • Total 30,000
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)

Waku-Kungo (before 1975 Santa Comba, also Waco Kungo) is a town located in Cuanza Sul Province in Angola. Its population is approximately 30,000.[2] The town is served by Waco Kungo Airport.

History[edit]

On August 6, 1975, the civil war between UNITA, FNLA and MPLA forced local residents to leave their homes causing a total collapse of infrastructure that lasted over 30 years while the cold war persisted. Most of the residents of Waku Kungo, then Santa Comba, were rescued by the International Red Cross and air-lifted to Portugal. It was the site of a 1994 bombing of a school, resulting in the death of 89 children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waku Kungo, Angola Page". Falling Rain Genomics. 
  2. ^ "WAKO KUNGO City Council". ethnia.org. 

Coordinates: 11°21′30″S 15°07′10″E / 11.35833°S 15.11944°E / -11.35833; 15.11944