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Municipality and town
Catumbela railway station
Catumbela railway station
Catumbela is located in Angola
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 12°26′2.1″S 13°32′35.7″E / 12.433917°S 13.543250°E / -12.433917; 13.543250Coordinates: 12°26′2.1″S 13°32′35.7″E / 12.433917°S 13.543250°E / -12.433917; 13.543250
Country  Angola
Province Benguela Province
 • Mayor Filomena Pascoal
Population (2012)
 • Total 16,977
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Catumbela is a city and a municipality of the Benguela province in Angola. It has a population of 16,977 as of 2012.[1]


In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Portuguese built Forte de São Pedro to establish themselves in Benguela. Today, the fort is in a dilapidated condition, but plans are being made to restore it and turn it into a museum.[2]

Catumbela was a commune in the municipality of Lobito until 2011, when it became a municipality in its own right.[3][4]


Catumbela is served by a station on the national railway network as well as Catumbela Airport.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Catumbela". Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Governante defende reabilitação do Forte de São Pedro". Agência Angola Press (in Portuguese). 8 September 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Governador aponta importância da ascensão da comuna da Catumbela a município". Agência Angola Press (in Portuguese). 25 October 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Município da Catumbela ganha nova escola primária". Agência Angola Press (in Portuguese). 13 December 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Angola's Catumbela airport an alternative to Luanda". Macauhub. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2015.