Angola, more than three times the size of California, extends for more than 1,000 mi (1,609 km) along the South Atlantic in southwest Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo are to the north and east, Zambia is to the east, and Namibia is to the south. A plateau averaging 6,000 ft (1,829 m) above sea level rises abruptly from the coastal lowlands. Nearly all the land is desert or savanna, with hardwood forests in the northeast.

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  • Benguela (Portuguese pronunciation: [bẽˈɡɛlɐ]; Umbundu: Luombaka) is a city in western Angola, capital of Benguela Province Benguela is one of Angola's most populous cities with a population of 555,124 in the city and 561,775 in the municipality, at the 2014 census

  • Luanda () is the capital and largest city in Angola It is Angola's primary port, and its major industrial, cultural and urban centre Located on Angola's northern Atlantic coast, Luanda is Angola's administrative centre, its chief seaport, and also the capital of the Luanda Province

  • Caluquembe (Kalukembe) is a town and municipality, with a population of 179,931 (2014 census), in the province of Huíla, AngolaIt is also the site of two missionary efforts; one, Roman Catholic and the other, Evangelical Protestant At the Protestant mission there were for the majority of the past century a Bible school and a hospital run by the Swiss Alliance Missionaire Evangelique

  • Caconda is a town and a municipality in the province of Huíla, Angola The municipality had a population of 167,820 in 2014It is located the Plano Alto region, approximately 280 km North of Lubango, the provincial capital city, and approximately 700 km South from Luanda, the country's capital city

  • Cuíto, formerly known as Silva Porto, is a city and municipality in central Angola, capital of Bié Province The municipality had a population of 450,881 in 2014 Projected to be the tenth fastest growing city on the African continent between 2020 and 2025, with a 5

  • Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa (English: New Lisbon), is the third largest city in Angola, after the capital city Luanda and Lubango, with a population of 595,304 in the city and a population of 713,134 in the municipality of Huambo (Census 2014) The city is the capital of the province of Huambo and is located about 220 km E from Benguela and 600 km SE from Luanda Huambo is a main hub on the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB) (the Benguela Railway), which runs from the port of Lobito to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's southernmost province, Katanga

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