Bailundo

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Bailundo
Municipality and town
Bailundo is located in Angola
Bailundo
Bailundo
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 12°11′45″S 15°51′20″E / 12.19583°S 15.85556°E / -12.19583; 15.85556
Country Flag of Angola.svg Angola
Province Huambo
Area
 • Total 2,728 sq mi (7,065 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 55,993
 • Density 21/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Climate Cwb

Coordinates: 12°11′45″S 15°51′20″E / 12.19583°S 15.85556°E / -12.19583; 15.85556

Bailundo (pre-1975 Vila Teixeira da Silva) is a municipality and town in the province of Huambo, Angola.

In the 1990s, Bailundo was the location of the headquarters of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi.[1]

On January 19, 2008, a Gira Globo Aeronáutica Beechcraft B200 Super King Air on approach to Huambo Airport in Huambo crashed on a mountain near Bailundo, killing all 13 people on board.[2]

The King of Bailundo, Ekuikui IV, died on January 13, 2012.[3] He was succeeded by King Ekuikui V Armindo Francisco Kalupeteka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRIN Update 377 for 18 Mar 98.3.18". www.africa.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  2. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft B200 Super King Air D2-FFK Bailundo". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  3. ^ "MPs Pay Tribute to King Ekuikui IV". Angola Press Agency. AllAfrica.com. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2012-01-20.