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Benguela info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour (Africa/Luanda)

Population:
151,226

Coordinates:
-12.57626, 13.40547

Region:
Benguela

Continent:
Africa

Country name:
Angola

ISO code:
AO, AGO, 024

Fips code:
AO

Phone code:
244

Country area:
1,246,700 km2

Country population:
13,068,161

Currency:
AOA

Language:
pt

Other information:

Benguela (Portuguese pronunciation: [bẽˈɡɛlɐ]) 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. == History == === Portuguese rule === Benguela was founded in 1617 as São Felipe de Benguela by the Portuguese under Manuel Cerveira Pereira, 8th Governor of Angola (1604–1607). It was long the centre of an important trade, especially in slaves to Brazil and Cuba. Ships anchored about 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) off the shore, in depths of 7 to 11 metres (23 to 36 ft) and transferred loads to smaller boats which used five or six jetties in the town. Read more in wiki.



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