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Municipality and town
Humpata is located in Angola
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 15°0′S 13°20′E / 15.000°S 13.333°E / -15.000; 13.333Coordinates: 15°0′S 13°20′E / 15.000°S 13.333°E / -15.000; 13.333
Country Angola
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Humpata is a town and municipality in the province of Huíla, Angola.[1]

Humpata was the primary destination of the Trekboers on the Dorsland Trek in the 1870s. These Afrikaners formed the majority population in the area for some time, before leaving to South West Africa after World War I, though some stayed until 1975, on the onset of the Angolan Civil War.[2][3]

Map of the Route of the Dorsland Trekkers, ending in Humpata (solid line)

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  1. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Joubert, Bruce. "An historical perspective on animal power use in South Africa" (PDF). Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ G. Clarence-Smith: The thirstland trekkers in Angola – Some reflections on a frontier society.