Menongue

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Menongue
Municipality and town
Menongue is located in Angola
Menongue
Menongue
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 14°39′20″S 17°41′03″E / 14.65556°S 17.68417°E / -14.65556; 17.68417
Country Angola
ProvinceCuando Cubango Province
Area
 • Total23,500 km2 (9,100 sq mi)
Elevation
1,354 m (4,442 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total320,914
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
ClimateCwa

Menongue is a town with a population of 251,178 (2014)[2], a municipality and the capital of Cuando Cubango Province in Angola.[3] It is one of the four municipalities in Angola whose inhabitants are predominantly Mbunda.

Menongue is the current terminus of the Moçâmedes Railway, from Moçâmedes,[4] and also home of the small Menongue Airport.

History[edit]

During the colonial period, the town was called Serpa Pinto, in honour of the namesake Portuguese explorer.

Sports[edit]

FC Cuando Cubango, promoted to the 2018 Girabola, the top flight of Angolan soccer, play in Menongue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of provinces and municipalities in Angola
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of the major cities in Angola
  3. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "Menongue". Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. Retrieved 25 April 2012.